Sarah Longlands

Chief Executive

Sarah is an expert in regional and local economic development and argues for economic and social justice and the creation of places which enable people to live good lives.

Before joining CLES in 2021, Sarah was Director of IPPR North, the dedicated think tank for the North of England.  She previously worked for CLES until 2011 and began her career in local government, working in County Durham and North Yorkshire.  She has a PhD in Urban Studies from the University of Glasgow.

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