Laura Backhouse


Laura joined DCMS as Head of Tourism Policy in July 2021.

Laura has spent most of her Civil Service career in HM Treasury working in roles across corporate tax, financial services, European engagement and private office, with secondments to HMRC and FCDO. Prior to joining the Civil Service, Laura worked in international development in Cambodia, in the fields of public health provision and human rights advocacy.

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