Jo Clift has over 20 years’ experience at the heart of Whitehall. She spent a number of years in senior communications roles, including Head of Communications for the BSE Inquiry and then Press Secretary to Lord Falconer. She has worked closely with many ministers over the years, including Lord Peter Mandelson and Sir Oliver Letwin. She also worked at Number 10 in the Prime Minister’s press office.
Jo’s other government roles include creating the Coalition Government’s ICT strategy in 2011, developing a new model for corporate shared services across Whitehall, and leading on high level board appointments to public bodies. Jo gained private sector experience as a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting.
Jo now works as a professional trainer, coach and business consultant specialising in communicating with and understanding government. She specializes in training senior executives for select committee appearances. She is a published writer on the civil service and Brexit.