Fran Lord

Head of Communications and Engagement (interim)

020 7253 6758


Francesca joined Future of London in September 2021 as interim Head of Communications and Engagement. She has over 10 years’ experience working across communications, events, research and policy.

Before joining Future of London, Francesca worked at Health Data Research UK – the UK’s national institute for health data science, which was central to the UK’s response to COVID-19. Francesca led the communications and engagement for the launch of the £37.5 million Digital Innovation Hub Programme in 2019-2020, as well as being involved in communications and events across the organisation as it grew rapidly.

Prior to this, Francesca worked for the Whitehall & Industry Group, a charitable membership organisation to promote learning and collaboration between the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She managed many of their policy networks, covering areas such as housing, regional growth, health, and climate change, as well running their annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference. Francesca also ran the flagship ‘Workings of Whitehall’ course – an introduction to policy-making and how to interact with policymakers, delivered by current and former senior civil servants.