Tracy was a Senior Civil Servant and one of the first to be selected for the Cabinet Office’s new High Potential Development Secondment Programme (HPSP), through which she was loaned out to the Co-operative Group to work on the Co-operative Bank recapitalisation project, stabilising the Bank without recourse to taxpayer funding. After the Bank crisis was over, she stayed on to establish the new role of Director of Policy for the wider Co-operative Group, which included working with Lord Myners on a major review of the Group’s corporate governance and then implementing a major Board restructure with the new Group Secretary.
Tracy joined the Civil Service straight from university, into the then DTI, and has held Director roles in the Departments for Communities and Local Government (CLG), Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Energy and Climate Change (DECC). She has also served on the Boards of several Non-Departmental Public Bodies, such as the Energy Saving Trust and the Equal Opportunities Commission.
Outside of Whitehall, Tracy has spent time in Brussels as a UK representative on equality and diversity policy and worked for P&G in Paris in the late 1990s whilst on a Career Break from the Civil Service. She is a member of the Government’s Major Project Leadership Academy and completed the Oxford Business School Masters Programme in 2013.