Home Office names new Immigration Enforcement director general

Hugh Ind has interim appointment made permanent 


By Jim.Dunton

20 Jul 2017

The Home Office has appointed Hugh Ind as permanent director general of Immigration Enforcement, 10 months after he took on the role on an interim basis.

Ind joined the department in 1991 and is a former strategic director for the UK Asylum System. He was made interim DG for Immigration Enforcement in autumn 2016, after predecessor Mandie Campbell left to become chief executive of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.


Confirming the interim posting as permanent, Home Office permanent secretary Philip Rutnam said Ind (pictured left) would provide “sound, consistent leadership” based on his experience in the department and time leading the section so far.  

Immediately prior to stepping up as interim chief executive, Ind was Immigration Enforcement’s director for casework and returns from 2013. 

Prior to that he was director for crime and enforcement and UK Border Agency’s regional director for London and the South East.

Earlier in his career he was bill manager for the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

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