Senior staff

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Chief executive’s office

Chief Executive - Alison Griffin


Head of Office to the Chair and Chief Executive - Barbara Salmon

Policy and public affairs

Policy and Public Affairs (PAPA) is the corporate division responsible for developing ideas, positions and arguments on behalf of London boroughs and for communicating those ideas in ways that will have the maximum impact on central and regional government, the public and other key audiences.

Strategy Director: London’s Future & Places - Piali Das Gupta


Strategy Director: London’s Communities - Yolande Burgess


Strategy Director: Local Government Finance & Improvement - Paul Honeyben


Director: Communications - James Odling-Smee


Strategic Lead: Strategic Policy Group - Doug Flight


Strategic Lead: Health and Adult Services - Clive Grimshaw


Head: Children's Services - Caroline Dawes


Strategic Lead: Enterprise, Economy and Skills - Dianna Neal


Strategic Lead: Housing and Planning - Eloise Shepherd


Strategic Lead: Transport, Environment and Infrastructure - Katharina Winbeck


Shared Prosperity Fund Project Manager - Samira Armitt


Services is the corporate directorate responsible for all our services delivered directly by us and on behalf of the boroughs to Londoners and London organisations. This includes concessionary fares (the Freedom Pass), traffic enforcement, care placements and Capital Ambition.

Director of Transport and Mobility - Stephen Boon

Corporate resources

Corporate resources is the division responsible for London Councils’ financial control and audit of expenditure, as well as maintaining the organisation’s internal support functions of HR, finance, facilities and ICT.

Director of Corporate Resources - David Sanni

Corporate governance

Corporate governance leads on business planning and performance management, and on maintaining London Councils’ formal institutional relationships with the Greater London Authority and the Local Government Association. The Governance Support Team is responsible for the central administration of all London Councils' committee meetings. Corporate Governance is also responsible for Human Resources, Organisational Development, Complaints and Freedom of Information.

Director: Corporate Governance - Christiane Jenkins


Head of London Regional Employers’ Organisation - Steve Davies


Corporate Governance Manager/Data Protection Officer - Reuben Segal

Political advisers

London Councils’ political advisers serve and support London local government and the members belonging to their London Councils party group. The political advisers are also the main point of contact between London Councils and other national/regional or local groupings of their respective national political parties.

Conservative - Jade Appleton


Labour - Ella Watson


Liberal Democrats - Daniel Houghton