Niva Thiruchelvam

Executive at Hakluyt

Policy Fellow Alumna, Centre for Science and Policy

Niva joined Hakluyt in 2022.

Previously, she was Director, Urgent and Emergency Care Strategy at NHS England.

Prior to this, she held the role of Deputy Director, Net Zero in HM Treasury and Head of the Net Zero Review. She was previously the Deputy Director for Education and Skills in HM Treasury.

Niva has held a number of posts across Whitehall, in which she has advised Cabinet Ministers on a range of international and domestic priorities. She has also worked extensively in the centre of Government where she has advised the Prime Minister on home affairs issues; supported the Cabinet Secretary in preparing for Cabinet every week; and brokered policy across Government.