Pamela Dow

Director, Strategy and Reform Unit at Cabinet Office


Director, Strategy and Reform Unit, Cabinet Office

Pamela is a Director in the Cabinet Office, currently leading the Stategy and Reform Unit. In a career spanning the private, public and social sectors she has led major reforms in education and criminal justice. As Catch22's Chief Reform Officer she focused on social impact at a local level, and established new partnerships to achieve lasting change. Pamela's government experience spans strategy, policy, communication and delivery roles in the Department for Education, Ministry of Justice, HMP Wandsworth, and Tech City UK (Tech Nation). She began her career as a consultant and lobbyist in the private sector. Pamela has been a judge for the IoI Debating Matters competition since 2015 and established both Debating Matters Israel and Beyond Bars, a prison debating project. She founded a speaker series in North London, De Beauvoir Debates, now in its 6th year. She is a founding adviser to Code4000, and sits on the Boards of Policy Exchange and the Weidenfield Hoffman Trust.

  • In news articles

    The training and development of civil servants

    Pamela Dow, Executive Director of the Government Skills and Curriculum Unit (GSCU), delivered an online seminar to CSaP Policy Fellows on how to enhance the knowledge, skills, and networks of civil servants. The GSCU was established in September 2020, within the Cabinet Office, but supporting the whole of Government.