Miatta Fahnbulleh

Chief Executive, New Economics Foundation (NEF)

Miatta is chief executive of the NEF. She has a wealth of experience in developing and delivering policy to empower communities and change people’s lives. She has been at the forefront of generating new ideas on reshaping our economy, inside government and out. Prior to joining NEF, she was director of policy and research at the Institute of Public Policy Research. Before this, she was a political advisor to the leader of the opposition; leading on the development of policies, ranging from devolution to local economic growth, housing, energy and climate change, and transport. 

Miatta spent eight years at senior levels in the Cabinet Office, including as head of the Cities Policy Unit, where she was responsible for driving forward the government’s economic devolution agenda in England. Prior to this, she was deputy director at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, leading on localism and local economic growth for No 10. Miatta has a Masters and PhD in economic development from the London School of Economics (LSE), and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford.