Jeremy Pocklington

Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

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Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Policy Leaders Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Jeremy Pocklington became Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in March 2020.

Previous to this he was Director General for Housing, MHCLG since September 2018. Prior to this, Jeremy was Director General, Energy and Security at BEIS from 2016-2018. Previously he was Director General of Markets and Infrastructure Group at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Before joining DECC Jeremy was Director of the Enterprise and Growth Unit at HM Treasury responsible for policies on growth, business and infrastructure and for advising on public spending for BIS, DfT, DECC and DEFRA. From 2009 to 2012 he was Director of the Economic and Domestic secretariat at the Cabinet Office. Prior to that he was the Deputy Director in HM Treasury responsible for corporate finance and public-private partnerships. He joined the Treasury in 1997 and has held a range of posts on financial regulation, tax and fiscal policy as well as working as an assistant private secretary to 2 Chief Secretaries.