Jonathan Mills

Director General, Policy Group at Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Director General, Policy Group, Department for Work and Pensions
Policy Leaders Fellowship Alumnus, Centre for Science and Policy

Jonathan Mills became Director General for the DWP's Policy Group in May 2018. (This role replaced that of Director General for Strategy, Policy and Analysis, which Jonathan held since August 2017.) In this role, he advises and supports ministers and the Permanent Secretary on current and future policies including the labour market; welfare reform; pensions reform; and social justice.

Before this post, Jonathan was Director of the Economic and Domestic Secretariat in the Cabinet Office, supporting the Cabinet and decision-making across government under two Prime Ministers.

He has previously worked in director roles in the Department of Energy and Climate Change, where he was responsible for delivering the electricity market reform programme. He spent the first part of his career in the Treasury where he worked on a wide range of public spending and growth policies and in the private office of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

  • 21 October 2021, 3pm

    CSaP annual meeting & reception 2021

    On 21 October 2021, CSaP hosted its first in-person networking event since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The annual meeting and reception, held at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, provided an opportunity for 115 public policy professionals, industry leaders, and researchers to meet and share their experiences to improve decision-making.