Head of the Operations Unit, Due Diligence & Counter Extremism Division,
Department for Education (DfE)
Sachin Shah is Head of the Operations Unit in the Department for Education’s Counter Extremism Division. His Unit works with partners to identify and address extremism in schools, and the Further Education and Higher Education sectors. Sachin has worked on national security and counter extremism for 10 years, including roles as the Home Office Head of Extremism Policy at the time of the Woolwich terrorist attack, and Deputy Head of a Unit that disrupted used immigration and nationality powers to disrupt extremists, terrorists and war criminals. He has also worked as Deputy Head of the joint UK-US Counter Narcotics Team in Helmand. Sachin volunteers in schools with Diversity Role Models.