Institute for Government appoints Gemma Tetlow as Chief Economist

The Institute for Government is delighted to announce that Gemma Tetlow will become its Chief Economist from April 2018. She will be taking on responsibility for the economic framing of the Institute’s projects, as well as looking at the Government’s use of economics, and writing commentary and reports to make government more effective. 

A leading independent think tank, the Institute for Government works to promote better government by focusing on how it is led, how it works and how it is scrutinised. Since its start in 2008, the Institute has made a significant impact in policy making and civil service reform, and recently in preparations for Brexit. It has helped put the quality of government decision making and performance on the agenda.

Gemma Tetlow joins the Institute from the Financial Times where she reported on UK and global economic questions. Previously, she worked for 11 years at the Institute for Fiscal Studies where she was a programme director for pensions and public finances. Her doctorate from University College London explored the economics of retirement and pensions.   

Gemma Tetlow said:

“I am looking forward to joining the Institute for Government at such an exciting and important time in politics and government, to be developing the Institute’s economic work and working with its excellent team.”

Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government, said:

“We are delighted that Gemma will take on the new role of Chief Economist at the Institute. She brings tremendous experience and analytical rigour and will help us take all our programmes forward as the Government and Whitehall grapple with significant challenges.”

Notes to editors

  1. For more information, please contact nicole@instituteforgovernment.org.uk / 07850313791.
  2. The Institute for Government is an independent think tank that works to make government more effective.