Alumni Network

On joining one of our Leaders programmes, candidates are automatically part of the Future of London Alumni Network.

Made up of more than 600 talented professionals, the FoL Alumni Network is an ongoing platform for learning, support, connection and career progression.

FoL’s alumni are delivering the housing, town centre, regeneration and infrastructure projects that make the capital more liveable.

FoL continues to contribute to the development of these high-calibre professionals, and to have this powerful network actively engage with Future of London in the long term.

The Network

Browse through all of our 600+ alumni to see where they’re working and track their career progression.

Explore our interactive project map to see the impact FoL have had on the capital and beyond.

Check out our network map to see how are alumni are connected.

Find out about our 2021 #Alumni500 event to learn about the network.

Events and podcasts

Leading the way for cities

Leading the way for cities is an alumni-led series of events, podcasts and blog posts that engage with city-makers in their aspirations for the future of our cities, drawing on their collective experience, ideas, resilience and leadership as we emerge from the pandemic.

The series seeks to re-appraise the status quo, bring fresh thinking to tricky issues, and help us to challenge ourselves on ways to be more ambitious for our cities, through our work.

CityBites Podcast

FoL’s peer-driven podcast invites guests from different sectors and roles to share stories, insights and ideas. The main aim is to support and inspire the next wave of city leaders.

Leading the way for cities

Watch this space for more episodes this summer.

Leading through crisis – alumni-led interviews on staying resilient and effective during the Covid-19 crisis.

Catch up on all past episodes on the CityBites page.

Events

These bespoke events can explore more edgy territory than mainstream FoL events due to the closed forum. They’re designed and coordinated by alumni reps with support from Lovell. Events are open to alumni (no matter where they work now) and their guests. While the Covid crisis has forced us to pause face to face events, we’re moving ahead with new online formats including podcasts and a communities of practice forum.

Alumni representatives

Alumni are represented on FoL’s Steering Group. As of 2017, we have two pairs of two-year reps who overlap, to share the load and help build knowledge. These volunteers organise events, coordinate e-bulletins with news and vacancies, curate the LinkedIn group and serve as a voice for alumni and candidates. They have guaranteed spaces at Steering Group dinners and regular contact with FoL’s team, to forward ideas and concerns. This is a great experience, confidence- and CV-builder; to learn more, contact your reps. Current reps are:

2021-23:
Tom Selby
Email
Deputy Team Leader, LB Croydon
Future London Leaders 25


2021-23:
Bhavna Brooker
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Spatial Planning Programme Lead, Transport for London
Future London Leaders 28


2020-22:

Mandar Puranik
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Head of Area Regeneration and Economic Growth, LB Ealing
Leaders Plus 5


2020-22:

Katie Randall
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Associate Director for City Economics, Arup
Leaders Plus 7

Stay involved

Join the Leaders Alumni LinkedIn Group
Follow @FoL_Alumni on Twitter
Subscribe to the Alumni Bulletin (email fran@futureoflondon.org.uk to join)

Other opportunities to stay involved include:

  • Acting as one of four Alumni representatives on FoL’s Steering Group (two-year term, Nov start)
  • Serving as one of two Alumni directors on Future of London’s board (three-year term – next up in 2021)
  • Co-designing, speaking at or attending Alumni Network events
  • Getting involved in the wider FoL programme, to gain exposure, learn and share ideas
  • Posting vacancies to your peers – or finding jobs – via Alumni Network e-bulletins.

For more info, to get involved or to update your profile with promotions, moves or other news, contact fran@futureoflondon.org.uk.

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