Lindy Cameron

Director-General at Northern Ireland Office

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Director General, Northern Ireland Office
Fellowship Alumna, Centre for Science and Policy

Lindy Cameron was appointed the Director General for the Northern Ireland Office in June 2019. Proir to this role she was the Director General - Country Programmes at Department for International Development (DfID).

She was born in Northern Ireland. She has a BA in Modern History from Oxford, a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in the US, and studied at the UK Defence Academy.

Lindy started her career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. She has worked for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) since 1998. She started out as a Governance specialist in Nigeria, Vietnam and the Balkans, and then became Head of DFID’s country offices in Iraq (2004-5) and Afghanistan (2006-7).

She was seconded to the UK Cabinet Office (covering Africa, Trade, Development and International Institutions) and Foreign Office (as Head of the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team and NATO Senior Civilian for Regional Command South West) before returning to DFID in early September 2011 as Head of the Middle East and North Africa Department. She was then Director of the Stabilisation Unit until February 2014 when she became Director Middle East, Humanitarian and Conflict.