About me

Career

Government Equalities Office

Head of Design and Delivery

January 2022 to present

In this role I work across a multi-departmental team leading the digital product management, creative production and operational delivery of the UK Government’s first ever international LGBT+ rights conference, Safe To Be Me. Safe To Be Me will bring together governments, business and civil society leaders from across the world to advance the fundamental rights and freedoms of LGBT+ people globally.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Bill Manager

January 2021 to December 2021

In this role I led the passage of the Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021 through Parliament. I worked across a mutli-functional team of policy and legal colleagues and worked across government to ensure the government’s interests in the Act were well represented and protected. I worked closely with ministers, helping them to develop narratives and strategies to ensure the Act achieved Royal Assent.

Private Secretary and Head of Office

July 2019 to January 2021

In this role I led a private office for a government minister. I led the private offices for the Minister for Digital and Broadband and then Minister for Digital Infrastructure.

Government Equalities Office

Head of LGBT Safety Policy and Sector Sustainability

October 2018 to July 2019

In this role I led a team delivering the government’s LGBT Action Plan. I led on policy areas focusing on ending conversion therapy, hate crime and domestic violence, and supporting LGBT sector development. I also led the programme management function for the overall programme.

Head of Sexual Orientation Policy

January 2017 to October 2018

In this role I led a team responsible for improving outcomes for people who were lesbian, gay, bisexual or who had another minority sexual orientation. As part of this role, I led strategy and policy development relating to sexual orientation issues, and was the lead policy official for civil partnerships and same-sex marriage.

Government Digital Service

Senior Digital Adviser

September 2015 to January 2017

In this role I provided policy and operational advice to GDS’s Director of Digital. I worked closely with senior officials and ministers to shape policy relating to digital service delivery in government.

Digital Adviser

April 2014 to September 2015

In this role I provided operational support and advice to GDS’s Chief Operating Officer. I worked closely with his senior team to run the core support functions for the organisation across finance, HR and IT. I also led special projects on behalf of the COO.

Volunteering

Civil Service LGBT+ Network

Chair

October 2021 to present

In this role I lead a team of 30 volunteers and a staff network of around 2,500 members. The network delivers national projects and programmes aimed at improving safety, belonging and career development opportunities for LGBT+ civil servants.

Vice-chair

October 2017 to October 2021

In this role, I worked alongside the Chair to delivery projects and programmes aimed at improving the workplace experiences of LGBT+ civil servants.

Board member and Communications Lead

October 2013 to October 2017

Education