Amrita Devaiah

UK Civil Service

Ask Amrita about communications and engagement, planning big events, and her zero-waste supper club. Industry: Communications | Government.
Role: Head of External Affairs & Engagement, UK Cabinet Office

Industry: Communications | Government

Role: Head of External Affairs & Engagement, UK Cabinet Office

Amrita is currently the Head of External Affairs and Engagement at the Cabinet Office, with responsibility for events and all aspects of ministerial engagement for the department. This includes Civil Service Live, the largest public sector learning and development event in Europe as well as all the times you see Cabinet Office ministers, such as Michael Gove, Penny Mordaunt or Jacob Rees-Mogg on the telly.

Prior to joining the Cabinet Office, Am has worked for a number of organisations from NUS to NCS, delivering national and international events, from gala dinners to music festivals. A fierce advocate for equality throughout her career, Am has developed and delivered national training on privilege and worked on embedding inclusive practices in events, and speaks on the importance of kindness and empathy in leadership.

In her spare time Am is the co-founder of Social Supper Club London, a zero-waste dinner club raising funds for Refettorio Felix, a London charity supporting vulnerable, homeless people and those at risk of homelessness and a volunteer with the Young Women’s Trust.

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