Sidonie Edey, Department for Work and Pensions
Sidonie's outstanding people and policy leadership makes her a rising star. Approachable and generous with her time, despite dealing with complex issues across several portfolios, Sidi inspires all around her. With her exemplary support and guidance, her team delivered - at pace - policy to base maternity pay for furloughed workers' on their usual earnings rather than their reduced furlough pay, supporting thousands of families through challenging times. Committed to staff development, she manages portfolios thoughtfully, ensuring staff are optimally stretched and supported. She conveys passion for DWP's objectives and confidence in her team's ability to deliver excellence, taking pride in embodying the Civil Service values.