Strategy Director at Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
Continuing Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Beth Chaudhary is Director of Strategy at the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education – as a jobshare partnership with Rachel Cooper. Her emerging priorities are about how to measure impact of more high quality apprenticeships and qualifications, e.g. on national productivity, levelling up, social mobility, diversity and inclusion, etc, as well as how to future-proof our new standards, focusing on opportunities in the net zero space and also how to support a wider range of employers, especially SMEs to benefit.
Previously, she was the Director of Strategy at the Cabinet Office as part of a job share, Principal Private Secretary to the Chief Executive of the Civil Service and CO Permanent Secretary at Cabinet Office. Other previous roles included head of Smart Energy Policy in BEIS (job share) and, before that, Beth worked on the Renewable Heat Incentive as head of operations, and in the Fuel Poverty team where she designed the first Energy Company Obligation.
Prior to joining DECC in 2008, Beth was in the Cabinet Office coordinating the EU Climate and Energy Package and had various roles in Defra and the French Environment Ministry, including private secretary to both the French and British Secretaries of State.