CLES appoints new Associate Director

The UK’s leading progressive think and do tank, the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), has today announced the appointment of a new Associate Director.

Antonia Jennings is an experienced policy and strategy professional committed to building more sustainable, resilient and just economies. Antonia comes to CLES from the Economic Change Unit, where she was Programme Lead. She has also worked at the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, and the Climate Group, and has expertise across economic democracy, sustainability and organisational development.

Antonia is a graduate of the University of Manchester and also holds a Masters with Distinction in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics. Since 2018, she has sat on the board of Rethinking Economics, an international charity working to change the teaching and application of economics.

Antonia brings significant expertise in economic democracy and programme management to her Associate Director role. As a London based employee, she will lead on developing the community wealth building agenda in the capital and the South East.

Neil McInroy, Chief Executive of CLES, said:

“Antonia is a fabulous addition to the team.  She comes with policy savviness, a passion for economic change and is keen to action and apply progressive ideas on the ground. She is a thinker and doer and I am delighted she has decided to join us”.

Antonia Jennings commented:

“I’m incredibly excited to be joining CLES at the start of what is set to be an very  important year for local and regional economies. CLES is an organisation I have long admired for their ability to both produce policy and deliver on the ground change, and I look forward to developing their agenda in London and the South East”.

CLES is the UK’s leading independent think and do tank realising progressive economics for people and place. Founded in 1986, it is committed to achieving social justice, good local economies and effective public services for everyone, everywhere.

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