Andrea Siodmok is the Head of the Policy Lab in the Cabinet Office. She is both a practitioner and design thinker with an international reputation for applying design for public good. Formerly Chief Design Officer at the Design Council, she is currently head of the UK Government’s Policy Lab and a Deputy Director at the Cabinet Office. She is passionate about expanding the boundaries of design practice. From the earliest days of her career at BT’s Adastral Park Labs, through to her more recent Policy Lab projects, her work demonstrates practical ways to improve peoples’ lives using design principles and practice. Her work with Cabinet Office spans all areas of government with current Lab projects focused on policing, employment, business growth as well as a range of social and family policy issues.