Emily Weighill

Strategy Director at Home Office

Strategy Director, Home Office
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Emily was appointed as Strategy Director in the Home Office in September 2020, having built central strategy functions within the migration and borders portfolio. Her current role is responsible for the creation and implementation of strategy for some of the governments most complex agendas, including homeland security, migration and crime. She also oversees the Private Offices and Parliamentary teams within the department.

Prior to her strategy focus, Emily worked in a diverse range of operational, policy, strategy, and private secretary roles across the Home Office, notably in migration, asylum, policing and national security.

She has spent much of her career working closely with the Ministerial teams and political colleagues, most recently as the Principal Private Secretary to the Home Secretary.

She holds a BA in Politics from Nottingham University and a MA in Conflict, Security and Development from Kings College London.