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Zach Johnstone

Posted 13th March 2019

Zach is the Chief of Staff and Director of Policy at GIF. Before joining the team, he worked as a Policy Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street where he advised on strategic, board level public appointments, and oversaw the process for the Queen’s Birthday and New Year’s Honours lists under both the Rt Hon. David Cameron and the Rt Hon. Theresa May.

Prior to this, Zach held a number of policy and communications roles within the Government Digital Service, the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. He also served as the Assistant Private Secretary and Speechwriter to Sir Jeremy Heywood, then Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service.

Zach has a Bachelor’s degree in Politics.