Tricia Hayes

Director General for Roads, Motoring and Devolution at Department for Transport (DfT)

Director General for Roads, Motoring and Devolution, Department for Transport
Policy Leaders Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Tricia Hayes was appointed Director General for Roads, Motoring and Devolution in the Department for Transport (DfT) in April 2016.

Tricia first joined DfT in 1987. Her civil service career has focussed largely on transport policy, with roles covering almost all modes of transport; including rail, road, aviation and sustainable travel issues.

From 2013 to 2016 Tricia was the UK’s Director of Aviation, responsible for all aspects of domestic and international aviation policy, including aviation security.

Tricia’s earlier roles included a 3 year loan to the FCO to run the transport desk at the British Embassy in Washington DC. She has also held posts in ministerial private offices, and spent 2 years at Defra working with Jonathon Porritt setting up the multi-sectoral Sustainable Development Commission.

Tricia is the Head of the Policy Profession within the Department for Transport, chairs the DfT Board sub-committee on Strategy, and is the Board level Champion for Race and Faith.

Tricia is originally from Northern Ireland, and is married with 3 children. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation.