Interim Director General
Government Digital Service (Confirmed)
Alison Pritchard is the Director General (interim) of the Government Digital Service (GDS). Prior to this, Alison was GDS’s Director of EU Exit and Transformation. She joined GDS in 2018 from the Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs where she was Director of Transformation. Alison joined the Civil Service in 1987. She has worked in departments including the Ministry of Defence (MoD), HM Treasury and Home Office. During her time at the MoD, Alison lived in Saudi Arabia for 5 years. Outside of government, Alison has worked for an IT engineering business and a multi-faith research body supporting counter-radicalisation.