Senior Staff

Chief Executive 

Alison Griffin

Tel: 020 7934 9509



Strategy Director: London's Future & Places

Piali Das Gupta

Tel: 020 7934 9739



Strategy Director: London's Communities 

Yolande Burgess

Tel: 020 7934 9739



Strategy Director: Local Government Finance & Improvement

Paul Honeyben

Tel: 020 7934 9748



Director: Communications & Public Affairs

James Odling-Smee

Tel: 020 7934 9750



Director: Transport and Mobility

Stephen Boon

Tel: 020 7934 9951



Director: Corporate Governance

Christiane Jenkins

Tel: 020 7934 9540



Director: Corporate Resources

David Sanni

Tel: 020 7934 9704




London's Future and Places is helping to shape London’s future and tackle London’s inequalities working will all the boroughs to develop policy on climate change and transport; housing, regeneration & planning; economy and culture.

Head: Housing and Planning

Alex Sewell

Tel: 020 7934 9572



Head: Transport, Environment and Infrastructure

Katharina Winbeck

Tel: 020 7 934 9945



Head: Strategic Lead: Enterprise, Economy and Skills

Dianna Neal

Tel: 020 7934 9819


London's Communities provides strategic direction for London's boroughs, communities and stakeholders focusing on health and adult social services, children's services, and the services provided as part of our programme of grant funding.

Strategic Lead: Health and Adult Services

Clive Grimshaw

Tel: 020 7934 9830



Head: Strategic Policy Group

Doug Flight

Tel: 020 7934 9805



Head: Children's Services

Caroline Dawes

Tel: 020 7934 9793



UK Shared Prosperity Fund Project Manager

Samara Armitt

Tel: 020 7934 9789



Programme Director: London Innovation & Improvement Alliance

Ben Byrne


London Councils’ work on local government finance policy, improvement and research. Working with and on behalf of the London boroughs, the teams produce research and analysis, briefings and consultation responses, which are used to influence government thinking on all aspects of local government finance. The improvement work includes support for the Self-Improvement Board, the Chief Executive and Treasurer peer support programmes, oversight of the London Leadership Programme and delivery of a performance benchmarking data tool for the boroughs. The Research function commissions around 10 research projects per year to support the wider policy development and lobbying activity of the organisation.

Head of Local Government Finance 

Paarthiban Srianjan 



Head of Improvement 

Matthew Snelling 


LOTI helps boroughs work together to bring the best of digital and data innovation to improve public services and outcomes for Londoners.

Director: London Office of Technology & Innovation 

Eddie Copeland 


Transport and Mobility is 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 and London European Partnership for Transport.

Transport Manager 

Andrew Luck 

Tel: 020 7934 9646



Chief Contracts Manager

Kalpini Dave


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.

Head: London Regional Employers' Organisation 

Steve Davies

Tel: 020 7934 9995 



Corporate Governance Manager/Data Protection Officer 

Reuben Segal 

Tel: 020 7934 9803 

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.

Chief Accountant

Richard Merrington 

Tel: 020 7934 9722



Head: ICT & FM 

Roy Stanley

Tel: 020 7934 9799


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.


Jade Appleton

Tel: 020 7934 9502




Ella Watson



Liberal Democrats

Daniel Houghton

Tel: 020 7934 9502