Kevin Cunnington in shirt and v-necked jumper smiles, looking off camera

Kevin Cunnington

Digital Envoy for the UK and Director General, International Government Service,
Cabinet Office

Race Equality Leadership Team

Kevin became the Director General of the International Government Service and Digital Envoy for the UK in August 2019.

Kevin was the Director General of the Government Digital Service from August 2016 to July 2019.

Kevin joined the BITC Race Leadership Team to work more closely with BITC to identify opportunities to increase engagement and commitment to the Race Equality Campaign across government and share the best practice and solutions being created by staff networks he is working with. 

Between 2013 and 2016, Kevin was Director General of Business Transformation at DWP. Here, Kevin had responsibility for designing and delivering a user-centred, diverse, and efficient department and enabling a step-change in DWP’s culture to get there. Key to this was the adoption of new ways of working through agile development using multi-disciplinary teams and the creation of DWP’s Transformation Hubs. 

Before joining government, Kevin worked in the telecommunications sector with T-Mobile, and most recently as the global head of Online at Vodafone, covering the development and acceleration of all of Vodafone Group’s online activities across  the 20 national operating companies.

About Business in the Community’s Race Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Race Equality Leadership Team is to support employers to help break down the barriers that prevent the progression of ethnic minorities in their workplaces and show how an inclusive organisation better serves its customers, clients and communities.

Find out more about BITC’s work on race.  

Business in the Community is creating a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow