Dame Elizabeth Gardiner

First Parliamentary Counsel

Dame Elizabeth started at the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel in 1991 and worked as a legislative drafter and then team leader in the Office until her promotion to First Parliamentary Counsel and Permanent Secretary in 2015.

Dame Elizabeth has worked on a wide range of legislative projects, including on consolidation bills, law reform and tax legislation. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of Bath in the 2021 Birthday Honours for services to government and the legislative process.