Alumni Network

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

The network will reach 400 talented professionals in 2018, and is a platform for learning, socialising, connecting and career progression. Our alumni are delivering the housing, town centre, regen and infrastructure projects thatmake the capital more liveable, and they’re rising fast – four promotions in one 2016-17 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

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 and Ing media. Events are open to alumni (no matter where they work now) and their guests.

Upcoming events

1 November, 6:00-8:00 pm
London’s Future Leaders networking event
Register here

22 November, 8:30-10:30 am
Alternative Housing Delivery Models
Register here

4 December, 6:00-8:00 pm
Fizz ‘n’ Chips
Registration opens soon

Past events

4 September 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm
Network Event: London’s Dirty Air

2 July 2018, 6-8 pm
Alumni-Mentor Summer Drinks

24 April 2018, 6-8 pm
Network Event: Local Election Preview

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:


2017-19:
Michael Westbrook

Housing Strategy & Commissioning Manager, LB Haringey

michael.westbrook@haringey.gov.uk
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2017-19:
Blossom Young

Head of Operations, Poplar HARCA

blossom.young@poplarharca.co.uk
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Naomi Pomfret

2016-18:
Naomi Pomfret

Planning Policy Manager, Be First

naomi.pomfret@lbbd.gov.uk
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2016-18:
Josephine Vos

Acting Policy Manager – London Plan & Planning Obligations, Transport for London

Josephine.Vos@tfl.gov.uk
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Stay involved

Join the Leaders Alumni LinkedIn Group
Follow @FoL_Alumni on Twitter
Subscribe to the Alumni Bulletin (email oli@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 2019)
  • Co-designing, speaking at or attending quarterly 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 oli@futureoflondon.org.uk.

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Future London Leaders 19: Proposals for London

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Alumni Event: London’s Dirty Air

Air pollution is one of the biggest challenges facing London. On Tuesday 4 September, FoL’s Alumni Network event kicked off with provocations from speakers combating poor air quality at international,…

Leaders Plus 5: Proposals for London

Leaders Plus round 5 wrapped up on 11 July with ‘Proposals for London’ based on the programme theme of “Overcoming Barriers.” Read about the winning proposals here.

Alumni and mentor summer drinks

Pollard Thomas Edwards hosted our annual Alumni Network summer drinks, with a briefing from Andrew Beharrell, Senior Partner at PTE.

Our alumni

See here for a list of alumni.