Sue Street

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Dame Sue Street is a former permanent secretary at the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport. When she quit in 2006 Street was the most senior female civil servant.

She is now a strategic adviser to Big Four accountancy firm Deloitte.


Street was director general in the Home Office in 1999, leading a study of the Youth Justice Board, she was then permanent secretary at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport between 2001 to 2006, working there when England secured the London 2012 Olympics.[1] Street left government after claiming to have been left in the dark over her boss, Tessa Jowell's husband, David Mills', controversial business dealings with Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.[2]

After leaving government Street was appointed strategic adviser to Deloitte.[3] Her role was approved by ACOBA "subject to the normal three-month waiting period and the condition that, for 12 months from her last day of service, she should stand aside from any work relating to DCMS sectors, and should not be personally involved in lobbying UK Government Ministers or officials on behalf of her new employer".[4]


Former affiliations



  1. Sue Street, accessed 11 November 2014
  2. Jonathan Oliver Top Whitehall woman quits over Tessa clashes The Daily Mail, 9 April 2006, accessed 11 November 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Sue Street Bloomberg Businessweek, 11 November 2014, accessed 11 November 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Ninth Report 2006-2008 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, accessed 11 November 2014
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