Deputy Director, Strategy and Insight
Race Disparity Unit, Cabinet Office
Zamila is a Deputy Director of the Cabinet Office. Through her extensive national and international policy, strategy and programmes experience in senior roles – including No.10 Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, Cabinet Office, central Whitehall departments, Open Society Foundation, Young Foundation, Brookings Institution, United Nations in Darfur, Sudan and Kathmandu, Nepal – Zamila has led a wide range of policy and program projects, specialising in education and employment, gender, SGBV, ethnic and faith minority groups, humanitarian conflicts and development. She has strong communications, stakeholder engagement, networking, influencing, strategic oversight, governance and leadership skills from working in national and international organisations. She has advised Ministers, Special Advisers and Heads of UN agencies. She is widely published and is an international public policy speaker on gender and minority equality issues and appears regularly in print media and TV. She also designed and delivered the Knowledge Exchange Trials (KET) program – focussing on bridging the divide between the academic and policy communities, in collaboration with University of Manchester, where she is a Fellow.