Sonia Pawson

Interim Director of Government Skills, Government Skills & Curriculum Unit

An experienced Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Public Sector Service Delivery leader with extensive experience and a strong track record of designing and delivering people solutions in complex, regulated environments.  Sonia has worked on a number of cross-government initiatives, including the design and implementation of the Success Profiles Framework.  In her earlier career she worked on key organisational initiatives for NOMS, the wider Ministry of Justice and HM Inspectorate of Prisons, applying psychology positively to influence cultural change and the experience of work.

Responsible for providing strategic leadership and management of training across the Civil Service and delivery of the early centralised talent programmes, including the award winning Civil Service Fast Stream.