Kiera Newmark is a Deputy Director at the Department for Education, leading work on STEM & Digital skills. She was recruited to create the team from scratch in November 2017. Prior to that, she worked on Higher Education policy from 2015 – 2017. In her earlier career, Kiera worked in a number of strategy/cross cutting roles – notably in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ Strategy team leading their 2015 election planning and a major strategic policy review. Kiera has also worked in the Cabinet Office and has spent some time in the Private Sector working as a consultant.