Hiren Dhimar is a Deputy Director in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) responsible for overseeing a number of delivery programmes for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Before working on the Games, Hiren was part of Building Digital UK where he led the market engagement strategy to help achieve the government’s objective of 95% Superfast broadband coverage by 2017. He then led the commercial team’s subsequent growth and transformation to support the government’s £5bn programme for delivering gigabit connectivity to the UK.

Prior to joining the Civil Service, Hiren worked in the private sector leading national supply chain implementations of outsourced government contracts, namely the Work Programme, and the National Citizen Service. More recently, Hiren has played a leading role in helping shape DCMS’ ambitious Diversity and Inclusion strategy.