Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

Defra Group Commercial Transformation Programme

Defra Group Commercial (DgC) is part of Defra, the Department responsible for England’s environment, rural economy, food and farming sectors and protection from a range of natural threats and hazards. DgC oversees c£3-4bn of commercial activity. Shortly after a new Commercial Director joined in late 2017, DgC launched an ambitious transformation programme. As a result, DgC has undergone significant transformation of its culture, operating model, systems and processes, and commercial expertise to deliver a critical step change in commercial capability. DgC has improved Defra’s commercial outcomes addressing critical government priorities, including EU Exit, Flood Defence, Covid-19 and the Sustainability agenda.