Director General, Legal Services Directorate B

Susanna McGibbon


Susanna took up her role as GLD Director General on 3 September 2018. Her previous roles include:

  • Director of Litigation, Government Legal Department, 2012-2018
  • Legal Director, Department of Communities and Local Government, 2009-2012
  • Legal Director, Department for Business Innovation and Skills, 2006-2009

Director General, Legal Services Directorate B

Legal Services Directorate B comprises:

  • GLD Divisions providing advisory legal services to DWP, DHSC, DCMS, DfE, DFT, HSE and MoD
  • GLD Commercial Law Group

Susanna’s key responsibilities include:

  • collective leadership of the department along with the Treasury Solicitor and the other Board members
  • chairing the People Committee, as lead DG for People issues
  • providing leadership and line management support for legal directors in Directorate B
  • leading on cross-cutting legal issues for the Departments served by Directorate B legal teams
  • contributing to the senior leadership of the Civil Service

Previous roles in government

  1. Director

    • 2012 to 2014