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Graeme Cooke

Former Director of Insight and Policy

Graeme was our Director of Insight and Policy (June 2021 - March 2024) where he led the evidence, economics, and policy teams at JRF to achieve a deeper understanding of the causes and nature of poverty across the UK and develop bold, creative, and credible policy solutions. 

Before that, Graeme was Director of Inclusive Growth at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, where he had responsibility for regeneration, housing, planning, economic development, employment, energy, and environment. His other roles include Head of Strategy at the London Borough of Islington, Director of Research at the Institute for Public Policy Research and Expert Adviser to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.