Director General, Crime, Policing and Fire Group, Home Office
Policy Leaders Fellow Alumna, Centre for Science and Policy
Tricia Hayes took up her role as Director General of the Crime Police and Fire Group (CPFG) in February 2020. CPFG is responsible for a wide of range of policies to keep citizens safe, cut crime, protect the vulnerable, and also to reform both the police and fire and rescue services to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
Previously, Tricia was Director General for Roads, Motoring and Devolution in the Department for Transport from 2016 to 2020, having first joined DfT in 1987. Her civil service career up to that point had focussed largely on transport policy, with roles covering almost all modes of transport; including rail, road, aviation and sustainable travel issues. From 2013 to 2016 she was the UK’s Director of Aviation, responsible for all aspects of domestic and international aviation policy, including aviation security.
Tricia’s earlier roles included a three-year loan to the FCO to run the transport desk at the British Embassy in Washington DC. She has also held posts in ministerial private offices, and spent two years at Defra working with Jonathon Porritt setting up the multi-sectoral Sustainable Development Commission.
Tricia is originally from Northern Ireland, and is married with three children. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation.