Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Head of Digital Identity Governance and Trust
July 2022 to present
I lead policy that supports the development of the digital identity market in the UK.
In my role I lead teams that are working to:
- develop and maintain the UK digital identity and attributes trust framework
- establish a new governing body – the Office for Digital Identities and Attributes
The trust framework aims to make it easier and more secure for people to use services that enable them to prove who they are or information about themselves. It is a set of rules for organisations to follow if they want to provide secure and trustworthy digital identity and/or attribute solutions.
The governing body provide a coordinating role for the trust framework, and it will maintain a register of trust-marked organisations that meet the standards in the trust framework. The register will be publicly available to give organisations and end users the opportunity to verify the provider they are interacting with is trust framework certified.
Bill Manager – Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021
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.
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.