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Tanya Arkle

Tanya has been a Civil Servant for 29 years. She started her career as a microbiologist but moved to a policy role to advise and support a number of Central European countries apply to be members of the EU. She then had a short spell in China assisting UK companies establish export opportunities. She worked in a number of Government Departments before joining the Senior Civil Service in 2008.

She currently works in the Education and Skills Funding Agency as Territorial Deputy Director (South) and has responsibility for Academy funding in the South West and South East.

Tanya is a strong champion of improving diversity within the Civil Service. She lives in Bath and has two boys who keep her very busy. She enjoys hearing her eldest boy sing in the Senior Chapel Choir and watching her youngest play rugby.

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