Lucy Montgomery-Pott

Justice and Home Affairs, British Embassy Washington



Lucy Montgomery-Pott is First Secretary Justice and Home Affairs at the British Embassy Washington, appointed by the Home Office in July 2018.  She covers the full range of Home Office business from serious organised crime to immigration and counter-terrorism.  Lucy joined the Home Office in 2006, having spent the previous two years working for Surrey Police and Revenue and Customs, after obtaining a first class degree in Politics and Education Studies from Exeter University.  She began her time in the Home Office working in the office of the Policing and Security Minister, covering operational policing policy.  She then joined the Home Office’s Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism in 2009, where she worked on a number of different areas of policy, litigation and legislation including the Justice and Security Act 2013; international detainee policy and litigation and heading the Communications Data policy and legislation team.  In 2016 she took up post in the Counter-Terrorism Pursue team as head of the team responsible for a number of the Home Secretary’s operational executive actions including Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures and use of the Royal Prerogative to remove passports.  Lucy has also undertaken secondments to the Cabinet Office and Foreign Office.  Lucy is accompanied on her posting by her husband and two young children, aged 3 and 1.