Liz Ketch

Director - Early Years, Children & Families at Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

Director - Early Years, Children & Families, Department of Health and Social Care
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Liz is Director for Early Years, Children and Families and a member of the senior leadership team at the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID).

Liz joined the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in September 2020 to lead the Early Years Healthy Development Review. She set up the Start for Life Unit in April 2021; the Unit is responsible for implementing the ‘The Best Start for Life – A Vision for the 1,001 critical days’. In her current role she continues to lead work to improve how we support families with babies alongside wider responsivities for children and families.

Before joining DHSC, Liz was Director Civil Service Strategy in the Cabinet Office. Her first role in the Civil Service was at HM Treasury. She’s also worked at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (now DLUCH), Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, Home Office and Foreign & Commonwealth Office (now FCDO) in a range of policy and strategy roles. She has a long-standing interest in how to develop policy that can be delivered with real world impact.