Director General for Marine, Natural Environment and Rural

Sonia Phippard

Sonia Phippard

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Biography

Sonia joined Defra in October 2001. She held three Director posts: Sustainable Agriculture and Livestock Products (2001-2006); EU and International (2006-2010) and Water and Flood Risk management (2010-2015) before being appointed as Director-General, Policy Delivery in April 2015.

Previously, Sonia was based in the Cabinet office, where she had a variety of roles including central HR policy, machinery of government, principal private Secretary to the Cabinet Secretary, Civil Service reform and posts in the Cabinet Secretariat, alongside secondments to the Department for Education and the private sector.

Director General for Marine, Natural Environment and Rural