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 400 talented professionals (from January 2019) 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

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

27 November, 8:30-10 am – kindly hosted by Tibbalds
Breakfast Briefing: Place leadership with Andy Donald, CEO, LB Redbridge
Register here

29 January, 6:15-8:30 pm – kindly hosted by Hatch Regeneris
City Makers Forum: How is London responding to the climate emergency?
Register here

31 January, 8:30-10 am – kindly hosted by TfL
Breakfast Briefing: with Lucinda Turner, Director of Spatial Planning, TfL
Registration opens soon

Past events

13 November, 6:15-8:30 pm
Economically-led Regeneration panel discussion

19 September, 6:30-8:30 pm
Build to Rent roundtable

25 July, 9-12 pm
Media & messaging workshop

18 July 2019, 8:30-10:00 am
Managing Politics Breakfast Briefing

11 July, 6:15-8:30 pm
Alumni/Mentor Summer Drinks

17 June, 6:15-8:30 pm
City Makers’ Forum with LB Croydon CEO Jo Negrini

3 May 2019, 8:30-10:00 am
Negotiation Skills Breakfast Briefing

27 February, 6:30-8:30 pm
Cultural Placemaking

17 January, 9-5:30 pm
Conflict Management training

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

Senior Development Manager – Strategic Projects & Property, Greater London Authority

Scott Bryant2018-20:
Scott Bryant

Senior Policy Officer, Greater London Authority

2019-21:
Laura Davy

Area Regeneration Manager – Vauxhall, Stockwell & Norwood, LB Lambeth

Chris Keys2018-20:
Chris Keys

Programme Manager, L&Q

Sarah.Birt@london.gov.uk
Future London Leaders 20

scott.bryant@london.gov.uk
Future London Leaders 18

LDavy@lambeth.gov.uk
Leaders Plus 4

ckeys@lqgroup.org.uk
Future London Leaders 6

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.

Related Posts

Alumni Network: Build to Rent roundtable

Although the UK’s Build to Rent sector has been slow to get going, in Q1 2019 it represented 21% of all residential starts and was scaling at a rate comparable to the student housing boom of the noughties. FoL convened a roundtable to discuss the current landscape and future of Build to Rent. Could it ever become the tenure of choice for Londoners?

How to talk human: Alumni media and messaging workshop

Ing Media provided a small group of FoL alumni with an engaging workshop on media and messaging, including practical tips for working with the media, taking some of the group to task through recorded mock interviews on their projects. Ing Media’s tips can help navigate numerous situations such as meetings, job interviews and public presentations, providing vital tools to boost confidence and personal impact.

Managing politics in unprecedented times

Alumni were treated to a rare opportunity this month: a Chatham House breakfast briefing with London Legacy Development Corporation Chief Exec Lyn Garner. Meeting in LLDC’s HQ, Lyn shared her vast experience working in London local government, including her golden rules for managing politics.

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