Jeremy Pocklington

Permanent Secretary at Department for Energy Security & Net Zero

Permanent Secretary, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
Policy Leaders Fellow Alumnus, Centre for Science and Policy

Jeremy Pocklington became Permanent Secretary of the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero in February 2023. Previously he had been Permanent Secretary of the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities since March 2020, having joined the department as Director General for Housing in August 2018.

Prior to this, Jeremy was Director General, Energy and Security at BEIS (from 2016-18). and Director General of Markets and Infrastructure Group at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Before joining DECC Jeremy was Director of the Enterprise and Growth Unit at HM Treasury responsible for policies on growth, business and infrastructure and for advising on public spending for BIS, DfT, DECC and Defra. From 2009-12 he was Director of the Economic and Domestic secretariat at the Cabinet Office. Prior to that he was the Deputy Director in HM Treasury responsible for corporate finance and public-private partnerships. He joined the Treasury in 1997 and has held a range of posts on financial regulation, tax and fiscal policy as well as working as an assistant private secretary to two Chief Secretaries.