Melinda Johnson

DG & Chief Operating Officer


Melinda Johnson joined Ofgem in August 2023 as Chief Operating Officer, her main priority is to improve the corporate services that enable Ofgem’s day-to-day regulatory and scheme delivery activities.

Before joining Ofgem, Melinda Johnson was the commercial director at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). She led the health family commercial function comprising 20 organisations; she was responsible for six companies owned by the DHSC and sponsored the NHS Business Services Authority. Melinda was previously Group Commercial Services Director at the Department for Transport (DfT), which included property, digital, security and information; before that, she was deputy finance and commercial director at the Department for Education. Before joining the civil service, Melinda had a 17-year career in commercial roles in the broader public and private sectors.

Melinda is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and a Chartered Procurement Professional; she holds an MBA and a BSc Hons in Psychology and has a postgraduate qualification in Marketing and Communications. She is a non-executive Director of the British Quality Foundation and GS1 UK.