Matthew Coats, Chief Executive, Legal Aid Agency

Matthew Coats

Matthew Coats was appointed as Director General of the Legal Aid Agency and Corporate Services Group in June 2013.

Matthew has been Chief Executive, Legal Aid Agency, since February 2012.

His previous roles include:

Head of Immigration, UK Border Force, responsible for end-to-end policy and provision of the UK immigration system
Strategic Director, Asylum, Home Office
Head, Secondary Care, Department of Health, leading on policy for emergency care, elective care and diagnostics
12 years in the NHS as a hospital manager