Verity O’Keefe

Job Title

Senior Employment and Skills Policy Adviser





Working alongside our Director of Employment and Skills Policy, Verity is responsible for developing our skills policy. She responds to government consultations and inquiries on employment, skills and education issues. She also supports our National Employment and Skills Policy Committee as well as leading our north-east skills group.

Verity regularly appears in print media where she writes about why it's important that manufacturers have access to the right quality and quantity of skills. She has represented the views of manufacturers on a number of high-level stakeholder groups, including the Richard Review of Apprenticeships.

Verity is the co-author of our Skills for Growth report and our report on improving the quality and quantity of graduate level skills.

Prior to joining EEF, Verity worked at the London Chamber of Commerce, where she took the lead on skills and education policy, and authored a report on the impact of the government’s migration policy on London businesses.