Dr Stephanie Hurst

Deputy Director, International science and innovation at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Deputy Director, International science and innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Policy Fellow Alumna, Centre for Science and Policy

Dr Stephanie Hurst is Deputy Director for Markets and Affordability in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where she leads a team to provide oversight of the energy retail and wholesale markets and wider market issues; cross cutting affordability matters; the levy control framework; and delivery of the energy price cap bill.

She was previously Deputy Director for Energy Markets and Infrastructure Strategy in the Department of Energy and Climate Change. She is a career civil servant who has worked in a number of Whitehall Departments including Defra, DCLG and the Cabinet Office. In recent years she has worked on a number of projects such as running the DCLG's business planning process and efficiency programme and programme managing the delivery of the previous Government’s Farming and Food Strategy. In her earlier career she dealt with various aspects of air pollution policy, climate change, the environmental implications of transport policy as well as streamlining the control of imports with potential bio-security risks to the UK.