Hannah became a trustee of Involve in 2019 and was appointed by the board as deputy chair in November 2020. She has been Director of the Institute for Government, the leading non-partisan think tank with a mission to make government more effective, since Autumn 2022.
Hannah has extensive knowledge of Westminster and Whitehall based on two decades of experience. Before joining the IfG in 2015, she ran the Committee on Standards in Public Life in the Cabinet Office, and was a senior clerk in the House of Commons.
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 Prospect magazine.