Simon McKinnon

Director General, Chief Digital and Information Officer, DWP

Simon McKinnon is the Chief Digital Information Officer DWP, and Director General of DWP Digital. He joined the public sector in 2008 after delivering operational and digital programmes in the private sector in finance, travel and consultancy across the US, Germany, Norway and the UK.

DWP Digital are building the digital government of the future, using innovation and new technology to transform public services. They are evolving and leading digital transformation through multidisciplinary teams who put users at the heart of service design. Simon champions diversity and inclusion to build high achieving, creative teams that reflect the society they serve. He’s passionate about digitalising services at scale to provide the support that users need.