Alumni Network

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

A network of more than 600 talented professionals is a platform for learning, socialising, connecting and career progression. FoL’s alumni are delivering the housing, town centre, regeneration and infrastructure projects that make the capital more liveable, and they’re rising fast – four promotions in one recent round alone! We’re delighted to contribute to the development of these high-calibre professionals, and to have so many continue to actively engage with Future of London.

Alumni Network events and podcast

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 invite 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.

21 October 2021, 6 pm onwards
#Alumni500 celebration – kindly supported by Argent, Coherent Cities, Lewis Silkin, London Communications Agency, Lovell, PRD, Pollard Thomas Edwards and Potter Raper
FoL celebrated more than 500 leaders alumni and the first mentor awards at Royal Festival Hall. We reconnected with the network, celebrated by the Thames, and find out how this influential group is shaping places across the UK.
Register here

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:

2019-21:
Sarah Birt

Sarah.Birt@london.gov.uk
Senior Development Manager – Strategic Projects & Property, Greater London Authority
Future London Leaders 20

2019-21:
Laura Davy

LDavy@lambeth.gov.uk
Head of High Streets, LB Lambeth
Leaders Plus 4

2020-22:
Mandar Puranik

PuranikM@ealing.gov.uk
Head of Area Regeneration and Economic Growth, LB Ealing
Leaders Plus 5

2020-22:
Katie Randall

krandall@innercircleconsulting.co.uk
Managing Consultant, Inner Circle Consulting
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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