Zoë Billingham is the director of IPPR North.
She leads the think tank, which is dedicated to developing bold, progressive ideas to strengthen the north of England and regions like it.
Zoë previously jointly led the Centre for Progressive Policy, advising national and local leaders on regional inequality. Prior to this, she worked as a civil servant in central government including as senior policy adviser at HM Treasury and as economic policy adviser to a deputy prime minister. Zoë has also worked in finance.
Zoë lives in Liverpool and alongside her role at IPPR North, is a crook fellow at the University of Sheffield.