Rosehanna Chowdhury

Director at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Director, Department of Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities
Policy Fellow Alumna, Centre for Science and Policy

Rosehanna is a Senior Director in the Department for Levelling Up, leading the resilience function as part of the UK’s national response mechanism. As well as overseeing local resilience strategy, capability and insights, Rosehanna leads multidisciplinary regional teams support local areas anticipate, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises and disruption.

In the course of her career, Rosehanna has advised Prime Ministers, Secretaries of State and boards on risk and resilience. She has led large scale national and international projects delivering through multiple agencies and organisations. Rosehanna has successfully led teams in national emergencies through to department wide change transformation programmes and has held senior roles in the Cabinet Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office advising Ministers on policy development. Her portfolios have covered national level crises and risk management, public service reform, and global communication campaigns.

Rosehanna is an Emeritus Governor at the London School of Economics (LSE). She co-founded and chaired the Global LSE Government and Public Policy Alumni Group. Rosehanna has an LLB and LLM from LSE and a Policy Fellowship from the University of Cambridge where she also sits on the Fellowship assessment panel. Rosehanna is a member of the advisory board for the international publication, The Crisis Response Journal.