Nick Joicey

Trustee at University of Bristol


Nick Joicey is Finance Director General at the Department for Work and Pensions. He joined DWP in summer 2018. Prior to joining DWP, Nick was Director General at Defra for Finance, Strategy, Europe and International from 2014 to 2018. Nick worked earlier in his career at HM Treasury, which he joined in 1996. His roles included public spending, private secretary and speech-writer to the Chancellor, EU policy and international finance. He was seconded to the UK Delegation to the IMF and World Bank in Washington DC 2001-2003, and was Director for International Finance from 2008-2011.

Nick grew up in Grimsby and was educated at Wintringham Comprehensive School. He studied history at the University of Bristol and completed a Ph.D. at Peterhouse Cambridge. His research drew on the Penguin Archives at Bristol University Library. He is a qualified CIPFA accountant. He lives in South East London.


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