Hannah became a trustee of Involve in 2019 and was appointed by the board as deputy chair in November 2020. She is deputy director of the Institute for Government, where she has strategic oversight of its programme of work on government, parliament and the civil service, focusing on our external relationships and impact.

Hannah has extensive knowledge of Westminster and Whitehall based on over a decade of experience in Parliament and the civil service. Before running the Committee on Standards in Public Life in the Cabinet Office, she was a clerk in the House of Commons managing select and legislative committees and advising on parliamentary procedure.

Hannah is a regular commentator for radio and television, appearing on the BBC’s Today Programme, PM, Westminster Hour, World at One, Newsnight, Victoria Derbyshire, Channel 4 news and Sky News. She is a frequent contributor to the Institute’s comment pages and writes for a range of media including The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph and Civil Service World.

Hannah joined the Institute for Government in May 2014 and leads the Institute’s work on Parliament.