Stephen Gallagher

Stephen Gallagher


Stephen has been Director for Vaccines Strategy and Policy since February 2021.

He has worked within the senior civil service for 10 years. His background is in NHS operational delivery and, whilst on secondment to Scottish Government from the NHS, he led on national delivery of outpatient and cancer waiting times and continuous improvement to NHS boards.

Stephen led the Local Government & Communities Directorate from 2017 to 2021, before assuming his current role in February 2021.

Other senior civil service roles include Head of NHS Performance & Improvement Support, and Head of Local Government Finance and Relations. 

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