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IoD appoints Kitty Ussher as new Chief Economist 02 Sep 2021

  • Date 3 Sep 2021

The Institute of Directors has announced that Kitty Ussher has been appointed as the new Chief Economist at the Institute.

Kitty Ussher is a UK macroeconomist and public policy research professional, most recently Chief Economic Advisor at the cross-party think-tank Demos.  

A former MP for Burnley, her government experience includes serving as Economic Secretary to the Treasury during the early phase of the financial crisis (2007-08) and also as a junior minister at the Department for Work and Pensions (2008-09). Previously she was a special adviser at the Department for Trade and Industry, and a local government councillor in Lambeth. 

Since stepping back from active politics in 2010, she has devised and delivered public policy thought leadership research projects both through Demos and her own company Tooley Street Research.

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