Tom Le Quesne 

Head of Inclusive Economy Unit at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, former Head of Social Investment at Cabinet Office


Tom recently started as the Head of the Cabinet Office's Social and Investment and Finance Team. He joined the Cabinet Office in 2013, and prior to this role worked in the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), a newly formed unit jointly reporting to HM Treasury and Cabinet Office. Tom worked in partnership with senior colleagues in a diverse range of government departments, including the design of new commercial and enterprise arrangements for the UK's submarine enterprise, and the establishment of a cross-government initiative on complex transformation programmes.

Tom is a PhD-trained economist at Oxford University. Prior to the Cabinet Office, he worked in the third sector to develop innovative policies and implementation plans to address key sustainability challenges both in the UK and internationally. He has lived and worked in India, China and South Africa.