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Phil Wheatley

Phil Wheatley

Director General National Offender Management Service


Phil Wheatley was appointed as Director General National Offender Management Service on 1 April 2008. Previously he was Director General of HM Prison Service, a post he held from 1 March 2003.

Phil Wheatley graduated in law in 1969 and joined the Prison Service as an officer. He worked in a variety of prisons before becoming Governor of Hull Prison in 1986. In 1990 he moved to headquarters and held a variety of key operational management jobs. In 2003 he was appointed Director General, the first Director General to have officer experience.

Phil Wheatley is married with two children.


University of Sheffield (1966-69)