Peter Murray OBE
Founder, New London Architecture
Peter is Co-Founder of NLA and started the organisation together with Nick Mckeogh in 2005. He founded the London Festival of Architecture the previous year. He is a Mayor of London’s Design Advocate, Chairman of the Temple Bar Trust, Past Master of the Architects’ Company, a board member of Be First, Barking and Dagenham’s regeneration delivery company, and of the Association of Architectural Organisations.
His role is to oversee the quality of NLA’s output and to act as its public face.
Director, London Festival of Architecture
Rosa is Director at London Festival of Architecture, where she leads on strategic development, curation and delivery of the festival’s annual programme. In parallel to her work at LFA, Rosa also teaches architecture at the University of East London.
Jules Pipe CBE
Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills · Greater London Authority
Jules Pipe is working on key priorities for the Mayor, including: implementation of the London Plan, major and community-led regeneration projects across the capital, building a skills system that properly addresses the needs of Londoners and the economy, and ensuring London’s infrastructure supports good growth, meets the needs of London’s communities and makes London a cleaner, greener and smarter City. Jules has unrivalled knowledge of London government, becoming the first directly elected mayor of Hackney in 2002 and serving as Chair of London Councils from 2010 until he joined the Mayor’s team in 2016.
CEO, London & Partners
Laura is CEO of London & Partners, the business growth and destination agency for London. She leads the organisation to promote London internationally as a leading word city in which to visit, invest, grow and meet.
Prior to London & Partners, she was Managing Director of the Government & Public Sector Practice at WPP, the world’s largest marketing and communication services business.
CEO, Foundation for Future London
Maria Adebowale-Schwarte is CEO of Foundation for Future London. She is a placemaking and grants strategist with over 25 years cross-sector experience in heritage, human and environmental rights, improving urban places and green spaces. Maria’s book The Place Making Factor explores the role of philanthropy in unlocking siloed approaches to funding.
She is the founder of Living Space Project, an Ambassador for the Design Council and an Inaugural Fellow at the Centre for Knowledge Equity, Skoll Centre, University of Oxford.
Maria also sits on several governance boards and advisory groups that hold a strong place-led, sustainable development, culture, and heritage focus including National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Mayor of London’s Sustainable Development Commission, leading on social value regeneration, and City of London’s Culture and Commerce Taskforce.
Judy Ling Wong CBE
Honorary President of Black Environment Network (BEN) & a founding trustee, Greater London National Park City
Judy is a painter, poet, environmentalist, and expert advisor on multicultural environmental participation. She is probably best known as the Honorary President of Black Environment
Network (BEN). For 27 years she was the UK Director of BEN, with an international reputation as the pioneer and creator of the field of multicultural environmental participation in the built and natural environment. Judy is a major voice on policy and practice towards social inclusion.
She is recognised as a visionary advocate for diversity and equality. She was awarded an OBE for pioneering multicultural environmental participation in 2000, and a CBE for services to heritage in 2007. Recently, she was included in the BBC Power Women List 2021, and the Forbes List of 100 Leading Environmentalists in the UK 2021, Climate Reframe List of 100 best-known UK BAME activists. She was given the Vanity Fair International Women’s Day Challenger Award 2021 and the Earth Day Green Plaque Award 2021. Judy is a regular guest on the Sky News Daily Climate Show.
Her current contribution includes Chair - Green Apprenticeships Advisory Group, supporting the BEIS Green Recovery Taskforce, Member - UKRI Hidden Histories Advisory Group, Member - Weston Communicating Climate Advisory Group. Media Trust, Co-Founder - National Park City Foundation, Member - Living Landscapes Research Steering Group. Royal Society, Member - IUCN/WCPA Urban Conservation Strategies Specialist Group, Member – Aluna Cultural Strategy Development Group, Patron - Population Matters Advisory Group, Patron – CIEEM Chartered Institute of Ecological and Environmental Management, Board member - Botanic Gardens Education Network, Ambassador – Women’s Environmental Network.
Mayor of Hackney & Exec. Member Transport & Environment, London Councils
Mayor Philip Glanville is Chair of London Councils’ Transport & Environment Committee, and was elected Mayor of Hackney in September 2016, becoming the borough’s second directly elected Mayor. Previously a councillor in Hoxton West for 10 years, Philip spent 3 years as Cabinet Member for Housing before becoming Deputy Mayor in 2016, and then Mayor in September of that year.
Shravan Joshi MBE
Chair of the Planning & Transportation Committee, City of London
Shravan Joshi has served since 2018 as an elected member at the City Corporation and has held various positions including:
He is Chairman of Planning & Transportation Committee and Local Plans Sub Committee and a Member of the Policy and Resources Committee and Resource Allocation Sub-Committee.
Shravan started his career in investment banking but moved to the energy sector in 1999. He specialised in trade structuring and supply chain contracts into Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Far East and North America. He has worked with several new energy technology companies, and he advises and consults on commercialisation of new innovations and solutions.
Clara Bagenal George
Associate Environmental Design Engineer, Elementa Consulting & a Mayor's Design Advocate for Good Growth
Clara Bagenal George is an Associate at Elementa Consulting and one of the London Mayor’s Design Advocates for Good Growth. Clara initiated LETI in 2017 and is the chair of the technical steering group for the new UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard, a cross-industry initiative.
Ecocity World Summits are an initiative by Ecocity Builders. Delivery of the London 2023 Ecocity World Summit is being led by NLA, in partnership with London & Partners and event delivery partner MCI.