Victoria Baker

Programme Director

Priority Schools Building Programme


Victoria is the Programme Director for the £4.4bn Priority School Building Programme, delivering critical capital works at 537 schools across England. Victoria joined the Department for Education in 2013 and built her expertise through leading roles in local government, the construction industry and in leading a number of Department for Education capital school funding programmes.

Victoria has more than 13 years’ experience delivering projects client/contractor side and the design and delivery of central government construction programmes.

Victoria is passionate about targeting condition investment where it is most needed, maximising the opportunity of construction projects as a catalyst for learning in schools, growing commercial talent in DfE project delivery and promoting more women into roles within the built environment.

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