Chris Hayes

Labour Market Strategy Director, Department for Work and Pensions

Chris has held a number of senior civil service posts developing welfare reform programmes, including the New Deal. He has worked at the Cabinet Office’s Regulatory Impact Unit, as Jobcentre Plus’s Director for London and Regional Director for the Government Office for London. Currently Labour Market Director of the Universal Credit Programme at the Department for Work and Pensions, Chris is implementing a £2bn programme to radically change the structure and delivery of working age benefits.