Philip Rycroft has been Director General in the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office since May 2012. Prior to joining the Deputy Prime Minister’ Office, he was Corporate Affairs Director at Hutchison Whampoa (Europe) Ltd. Previous roles have mainly been in government, including:
- Director General, Innovation and Enterprise and Chief Executive of the Better Regulation Executive in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
- Director General, Education in the Scottish Government
- Head of the Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning Department in the Scottish Executive
Philip also spent time on secondment from government with Scottish & Newcastle plc and in the Cabinet of Vice-President Leon Brittan in the European Commission.
Director General, Deputy Prime Minister’s Office
The Director General in the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office supports the Deputy Prime Minister across the full range of his policy interests and is also responsible for the Constitution Group in the Cabinet Office.