Lucy Smith

Director General, UK Governance Group at Cabinet Office

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Director General, UK Governance Group, Cabinet Office

She worked in the Department for Education from 2004 to 2012, where she held a variety of roles, including as Director of Strategy and Performance from 2010 to 2012.Lucy Smith is Director General of the UK Governance Group. She is responsible for the intergovernmental relations of the United Kingdom and constitution and devolution matters across the UK, including the government’s policy and approach to EU exit and devolution. She was previously the Director of Constitution Group in the Cabinet Office, with responsibility for constitutional policy and elections, including preparations for the EU referendum in 2016 and the General Election in 2017. From 2012 to 2015 she was Principal Private Secretary in the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office, as part of the coalition government.