Zoë Billingham

Director, IPPR North at Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Zoë Billingham is Director of IPPR North. She was previously Co-Director at the Centre for Progressive Policy (CPP) and a Crook Fellow at the University of Sheffield. At CPP, Zoë led on policy development and CPP’s advisory work for local government to help address structural inequality in the UK. Zoë previously held several roles in government including as Senior Policy Adviser at HM Treasury, advising the Chancellor on EU economic policy and as Economic Policy Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister during the coalition government. Zoë has also worked at Lazard, advising large scale and start-up technology, media and telecoms clients.

  • 21 October 2021, 3pm

    CSaP annual meeting & reception 2021

    On 21 October 2021, CSaP hosted its first in-person networking event since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The annual meeting and reception, held at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, provided an opportunity for 115 public policy professionals, industry leaders, and researchers to meet and share their experiences to improve decision-making.

  • In news articles

    Levelling up: Capital Infrastructure

    The case for capital infrastructure investment is that it will provide jobs in the short term and improve livelihoods and business operations in the long term, although the long term benefits are not guaranteed. Should capital infrastructure investment be a space blind approach which allows people to move to more prosperous areas or a place based approach which seeks to correct existing spatial inequalities and improve prosperity of regions?