Megan Lee-Devlin joins MoJ as Director General

Megan Lee-Devlin has joined the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as Director General with responsibility for leading service delivery transformation across the department and its agencies.

As former chief executive at Government’s Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO), Lee-Devlin has a wealth of experience leading on reforming and modernising the way public money is secured and invested in digital products and services, as well as embedding digital approaches and cross-Megan Lee functional teams into policy design and delivery. 

Lee-Devlin worked at the Cabinet Office-based CDDO from June 2021 and, prior to being appointed as CEO in September 2022, held a post as chief strategy and transformation officer. 

As Director General, she will be responsible for all of MOJ’s policy work, supporting the Permanent Secretary in their role as principal policy advisor and working closely with the department’s agencies and other justice partners to deliver outcomes.

Commenting on her new role, Lee-Devlin said: “MoJ is brimming with purpose-driven colleagues working to protect the public, reduce re-offending and deliver swift access to justice in the face of real challenges across the system, and I couldn't be prouder to be joining their ranks."

The Government has recently committed to making £15 million available for new digital investment in the justice system, as part of the Spring Budget, details of which were published last week. MoJ said the money will be put toward increasing the use of new technology and AI to boost productivity in the sector by reducing administrative burdens.

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