John Godfrey

Director of Levelling Up (2006 - 2023)

Group Communications

John Godfrey has worked in the City of London for over thirty years, including for US, Japanese and European financial institutions. 

He joined Legal & General in 2006, and over the following decade was responsible for group communications, public policy issues and the group brand.  He is also Executive sponsor for wellbeing.

From 2016-17 John worked at Number Ten Downing Street as Head of Policy for Prime Minister Theresa May, where his team was responsible for advice on a broad range of UK domestic and Brexit-related issues.  

He re-joined Legal & General as Corporate Affairs Director following the 2017 General Election.

John was educated at Lochaber High School and Oxford University and has also served as a special advisor to the Home Secretary.