Andrew Jackson has been the Deputy Chief Executive of the Ministry of Transport since August 2011. He chairs the Ministry’s high level policy group which decides the Ministry’s overall portfolio of work considers aspects of transport policy and builds policy capability within the Ministry.
He was previously Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Development where he was responsible for policy relating to regulation of financial markets, company law, intellectual property and competition law and trade tariff policy.
Prior to that he worked for the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser Sir David King on UK science policy and helped lead the UK’s Foresight programme, which used science to help tackle challenging issues such as obesity, drug use and cybercrime.
Outside of work, he is a father of four, a keen kayaker, swimmer and he has recently taken up scuba diving.