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

19 September, 6:30-8:30 pm – kindly hosted by London Communications Agency
Build to Rent panel discussion
Register here

13 November – kindly hosted by Lovell
Economic Placemaking panel discussion
Registration opens soon

27 November, 8:30-10 am – kindly hosted by Tibbalds
Place leadership with Andy Donald, CEO, LB Redbridge
Regististration opens soon

Past events

25 July, 9-12 pm – kindly hosted & facilitated by ING Media
Media & messaging workshop

18 July 2019, 8:30-10:00 am – kindly hosted & facilitated by Lyn Garner, LLDC
Managing Politics Breakfast Briefing

11 July, 6:15-8:30 pm – kindly hosted by Pollard Thomas Edwards
Alumni/Mentor Summer Drinks

17 June, 6:15-8:30 pm – kindly hosted by Hatch Regeneris
City Makers’ Forum with LB Croydon CEO Jo Negrini

3 May 2019, 8:30-10:00 am – kindly hosted & facilitated by LB Hackney
Negotiation Skills Breakfast Briefing

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

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

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

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

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:

Scott Bryant

Scott Bryant

Senior Policy Officer, Greater London Authority

Chris Keys

Chris Keys

Development Manager, L&Q

Michael Westbrook

Head of Housing and Assets Strategy, LB Barking & Dagenham

Blossom Young

Head of Operations, Poplar HARCA
Future London Leaders 18
Future London Leaders 6
Future London Leaders 14
Future London Leaders 14
Leaders Plus 6

Stay involved

Join the Leaders Alumni LinkedIn Group
Follow @FoL_Alumni on Twitter
Subscribe to the Alumni Bulletin (email 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

Related Posts

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.

Challenging perceptions of place at the City Makers’ Forum

On 17 June, LB Croydon CEO Jo Negrini presented to a cross-sector group of next-wave city leaders at Future of London’s City Makers’ Forum on the challenges of local leadership. In conversation with event host Chris Paddock, Director at Hatch Regeneris, Jo provided some interesting lessons and top tips.

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