Director of External Relations, Keir Starmer's office, Leader of the Opposition

Vidhya is Director of External Relations for Keir Starmer, Leader of the Opposition. She was previously instrumental in starting up Power to Change – an independent trust, established in 2015 to support and grow community-led businesses across England. She led the trust from 2015 to 2022.

Prior to this, Vidhya was the deputy chief executive at the Resolution Foundation, an independent think tank focusing on living standards, and was also the mental health lead for the personal health budgets delivery programme at NHS England. Vidhya worked at the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. from 2006-2010 and before that at the UK Treasury and the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.

Vidhya has a modern languages degree from the University of Oxford and an MSc from the London School of Economics. She is a former Trustee of The Young Foundation.


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