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Siobhan Benita


Siobhan is the Chief Policy and Strategy Officer for the Department of Economics at Warwick University and co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab.

Previously, Siobhan was a senior civil servant with over 15 years government experience. She worked in many of the major departments, including Transport, Environment, Health and Local Government as well as spending several years at the Centre of Government with senior roles in the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury. Siobhan devoted a lot of her time in the Civil Service to improving gender equality and in 2010 she founded Tabelle, a network for women working in and with the public sector. She had regularly provided political commentary on the radio, speaks publicly on the need for more women in UK public life and provides training to civil servants on how to work with minsters and the general public.