The winners of the Future of London mentoring awards for 2023 are…

Our network had a great night celebrating the value of mentoring at the Future of London summer party.

We heard powerful testimony from mentees from our leadership programmes about the impact that a committed mentoring relationship can have on their professional development. Mentoring does not take up a lot of time, but that time has huge impact. It’s a learning experience for mentors too.

Thanks to all the mentors, mentees, alumni and everyone else from the Future of London network who made the night such a success. Thanks also to our hosts, Pollard Thomas Edwards.

Congratulations to all the mentors who were nominated for awards by their mentees and particularly thanks to David Lunts, a Future of London co-founder who recently stepped down from the board. He remains a valued mentor and tireless champion of leadership development in the built environment sector.

Here are the winning mentors who were nominated by their mentees.

  • Philippa Bancroft, Senior Manager Public Land at the Greater London Authority, was nominated by Safaa Usmani (Arup) of the Emerging Talent Programme
  • Sarah Birt, Head of Development at the GLA, was nominated by Precious Oppong-Gyimah (DLUHC) of ETP.
  • Monique Wallace, Housing Development Manager at LB Lewisham, was nominated by Teneisha Lawrence (GLA) of ETP
  • Louise Duggan, Interim Head of Regeneration at the GLA, was nominated by Karen Daye (LB Bromley) of Future London Leaders
  • Claire Callan, Smart Places Associate Director at WSP, was nominated by Ating Liu (LB Sutton) of FLL
  • Lucy Webb, Director at Inner Circle Consulting, was nominated by Michelle Pearce (LB Hackney) of FLL
  • Ria Bailes, Founder of Bailes Partners Consulting, was nominated by Sarah Coutts (Barking Riverside) of Leaders Plus
  • David Lunts, Chief Executive of Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, was nominated by Adriana Moreno Pelayo (Arup) of LP

Find out more about mentoring with Future of London here.