Ruth Porter

  • Head of Economic & Social Policy, 2014
Ruth Porter


Ruth is now a special adviser to Liz Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Ruth Porter joined Policy Exchange in January 2014 as Head of Economics & Social Policy. Ruth has more than a decade of experience working in public policy with leading think tanks, in both the UK and New Zealand. Most recently she worked as the Communications Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. In previous roles she co-authored a series of reports on education that won the Innovative Projects category of the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards, as well as editing the book Pursuing Social Justice in New Zealand, which was launched by New Zealand's Governor-General.

She is a frequent commentator in the media, regularly taking part in programmes such as Radio 5’s Paper Review and BBC 2’s Newsnight. She is also an Advisor to Million Jobs, a campaign focused on helping more young people find work.

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