Assistant Director, Cabinet Office
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Rupert Cryer is an Assistant Director at the Cabinet Office, working in Policy Lab.
With extensive experience of working at the centre of government, Rupert has run strategic Capability Reviews of government departments, contributed to the Behavioural Insights Team’s energy use paper, and led the Cabinet Office’s policy work to tackle over £22 billion of overdue debt owed to HM Government.
With a particular interest in innovation, Rupert won the Civil Service Dragons’ Den competition. He is part of the core team that developed the Cabinet Office Policy School, a new approach to developing policy understanding, championed by the Cabinet Secretary.
Rupert is currently leading SKYrooms - a network of world-class spaces for innovation. Having pitched the idea to the Cabinet Office Accelerator, Rupert is implementing the programme based in Policy Lab.
Rupert holds a BA in History from Durham University.
Rupert outlines the CSaP Policy Fellowship programme in 60 seconds