Virtual Live Briefing with Sarah Healey, Permanent Secretary, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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We are delighted to be joined by Sarah Healey, Permanent Secretary, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for a live virtual briefing. Join us to hear about the Department’s priorities along with some insights from Sarah on her leadership role as Permanent Secretary. There will also be a chance to pose your questions to Sarah during a live Q&A session, which will be conducted under Chatham House rule.  


  • Sarah Healey

    Permanent Secretary

    Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    Sarah Healey has been Permanent Secretary of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) since April 2019. Prior to this, she worked in the Cabinet Office where she was the Director General overseeing the development and implementation of economic and domestic policy following two and a half years working on negotiations and preparations for the UK to leave the EU. Before that, Sarah was Director General in DCMS, where she led on integrating all digital responsibilities into the organisation, Director of Private Pensions at the Department for Work and Pensions and Director of Education Funding and of Strategy at the Department for Education. Sarah joined the civil service in 2001 to work in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. She has degrees from Magdalen College, Oxford, and the LSE.


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