New London Leaders for a better city
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, welcomed the new Leaders:
“Our growing phalanx of London Leaders past and present embody a positive force for change, helping to improve quality of life in our great city. I warmly welcome this latest batch of inspirational individuals, brimming with clever ideas and the leadership skills to work for the good of London over this coming year and especially in the lead up to 2012.”
The London Leaders Programme has supported over 40 London Leaders over the last four years, addressing almost every aspect of London life, including healthier food, re-using rubbish, helping small businesses set up and ensuring vulnerable people have warm homes and access to support.
The new London Leaders will be working on a wide range of volunteer projects including mentoring schemes, planting community-owned orchards, local food waste collection, and manufacturing biofuel from restaurants’ old cooking oil.
John Plowman, Chair of the London Sustainable Development Commission, praised the achievements of past Leaders and looked ahead:
“In the last four years, our London Leaders have forged ahead with their innovative and creative projects, which have brightened up our city and improved local neighbourhoods. This year, we want to help take the volunteer sector beyond benevolence to a broader definition, where businesses and communities work together on projects with long-term benefits.”
Each London Leader receives expert advice and support from the London Sustainable Development Commission, whose research shows that the best way to promote sustainability in London is through the support of leadership at all levels.
The fifteen London Leaders for 2011 are:
- Maria Adebowale – Director, Capacity Global
- Jo Butcher – Assistant Director – Health, Well-being and Environment, National Children’s Bureau (NCB)
- Abdisalan Gas – CEO, Deaf Unity
- Philippe Granger – Development Manager, Rushey Green Time Bank
- Lotti Henley – Leader, London Citizens’ Greener Planet Action Team
- Jessica Hodge – Sustainability Professional
- Stephen Hurton – Founder & Managing Director, Proper Oils
- Marcus Jamieson-Pond – Founder / CSR Manager, Convergence / Addleshaw Goddard
- Carina Millstone – Co-Founder, The London Orchard Project
- Charles O’Malley – Head of Europe, AccountAbility
- Trevor Payne – Director of Estates & Facilities, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
- Mary Walsh – Director, Colbha Consulting/Ham Hydro
- Giselle Weybrecht – Writer, Speaker, Consultant
- Lee Wickens – CSR and Environmental manager, Addison Lee
- Andrew Williams – Managing Director, Seventeen Events
- London Leaders 2011 brochure: available to download from the LSDC
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