As Head of Land Transport Security, Hannah is responsible for the counter terrorism security regulations, guidance and compliance inspection for UK land transport including the heavy and light rail sectors, Channel Tunnel services and to address threats from road vehicles being used as weapons.
Her civil service career spans roles in the Office for Counter Terrorism and on immigration strategy whilst in the Home Office, and as a Deputy Director in the Cabinet Office, where she ran ministerial cabinet committees and resolved disputes between government departments.
Prior to joining the civil service, Hannah was the International Policy Adviser to the National Crime Squad working on EU and G8 projects and supporting operational liaison.
Following postgraduate study, she was a management consultant in PA Consulting’s Public Services Practice, mainly working on projects for criminal justice agencies, including process improvements and developing IT solutions.
Hannah holds a PhD in comparative policy studies from Birmingham University, where her research focussed on regional economic development policy for old industrial regions, an MPhil in Town Planning from UCL and a degree in History from Oxford University.
Hannah's two teenage boys keep her on her toes at home.