Alumni breakfast briefing: Place leadership

LB Redbridge Chief Exec Andy Donald argues that councils need to redefine their role as leaders of placemaking. At November’s breakfast briefing, he invited alumni to think of councils as conveners: providing a platform to bring stakeholders together and establishing a ‘low floor, high ceiling’ that sets the tone for collaboration and co-production in shaping our neighbourhoods.

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.