Munira is Chief Executive of Civic Future. She was the Director of the No 10 Policy Unit between 2019 – 2022, and served previously as Deputy Mayor for London. She studied at Oxford University, earned a PhD at the University of Kent, and has worked for 20 years in senior positions in government, academia, business and the cultural sectors. She has appeared in a wide range of media and published widely, including The Politics of Culture: The Case for Universalism (2011). She has served on the boards of the Royal Opera House, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Royal College of Music and the West London Children’s Zone. She is Honorary Professor at the Strategy and Security Institute at Exeter University.