Dr Tim Leunig has been a senior policy adviser to the secretary of state for environment food and rural affairs Michael Gove since 2017 and an expert adviser at the Department for Education (DfE) since 2018. 
Policy Exchange report
The Financial Times reported in 2008 on a report authored by Leunig:
- Mr Cameron’s aides have joked that Policy Exchange was now his “least favourite think-tank” after it published a report suggesting towns such as Sunderland and Liverpool were “beyond saving” and that their residents should move south. The report was hugely embarrassing for the Tory leader. But it is a sign of these flexible ideological times that Tim Leunig, its author, turned out to be a prominent Liberal Democrat.
- CentreForum, Advisory Board, 2008
- Policy Exchange – writer of some of PEx's reports
- Senior Visiting Fellow, Econ History, LSE, Assoc Member, Nuffield College Oxford.