Jill Rutter

Programme Director, Institute for Government


Jill Rutter directs the Institute for Government’s work on Better Policy Making. She was co-author of reports on Making Policy Better and why earlier attempts to improve policy making have failed. She is currently completing a report on policy successes. She was co-author of the IFG’s report on arm’s length bodies, Read Before Burning (July 2010) and a report on government and media. Loves blogging and braodcasting.

Before joining IFG, Jill was Director of Strategy and Sustainable Development at Defra and oversaw production of the UK Sustainable Development Strategy. Prior to that she worked for BP for six years, following a career in the Treasury, where she was Press Secretary, Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary and Chancellor, as well as working on areas such as tax, local government finance and debt and export finance. She spent two and a half years seconded to the No.10 Policy Unit (1992-94.

Passionate about cricket, tennis and making cities safe for cyclists as well as making government work better.

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