Dr Joanne Liddy is a career Senior Civil Servant, having joined through the Fast Stream programme after University. Jo is currently a Deputy Director working on the Government’s Covid-19 response for the Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government. Jo has had a really varied career working in 5 different Government Departments and carrying out a wide range of roles from policy development to delivery. She was a senior leader in the team that wrote the Every Child Matters green paper, and has led work on youth crime, and supporting victims of crime.  Jo also took 3 years out of the Civil Service, setting up and running the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Merseyside. She has also served on the Board of two national charities for over 10 years. Jo’s passion and purpose is to make a positive difference, particularly for the most vulnerable in society.