Deepa Shah

Having started school with English as a second language, Deepa Shah is currently the only female BME speechwriter in Government, leading on speeches and other content for the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Her experience spans a variety of communications roles across Government, working closely with ministers on high-profile issues such as the Grenfell Tower fire, the NHS IT programme and data transparency and security, child protection and education reform. This follows a wide-ranging career as a print, broadcast and online journalist for outlets such as The Times, Evening Standard and ITV London news covering everything from 9/11 to Bollywood.

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