Melissa Giordano joined the Civil Service in 2004, starting her career as a fast streamer in the Department for Business.
Since then, she has worked in several Departments within Whitehall, from two years on secondment to the FCO (UKREP Brussels) working on state aid cases, postal services and telecoms, to HMRC where she led a team specialising in international personal taxes. She was also Private Secretary to two Secretaries of State - Rt Hon John Hutton and Lord Mandelson.
Prior to her appointment as Deputy Director for Mobile Infrastructure and Spectrum, Melissa held several roles at HM Treasury, working on subjects as diverse as Public Service Pension Reform, Eurozone Economic Governance, and the creation of the new Lifetime ISA.
Melissa took over her current role at DCMS in January 2018, and is responsible for Mobile coverage, Spectrum Policy, Road and Rail connectivity and 5G policy.