Commissioners

Co-chair of Commission
Georgia Gould
Leader of the London Borough of Camden and Deputy Leader of London Councils

Georgia is also Chair of the Central London Forward Employment and Skills Board, co-chair of the Skills for London Taskforce, and a member of both the London European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Committee and the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) Board. Georgia is author of Wasted: How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future.


Sir Michael Marmot
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL​

Michael is also Advisor to the WHO Director-General on social determinants of health and President of the British Lung Foundation. Micheal is an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy, the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians, American College of Epidemiology and Academy of Medical Sciences.

Co-chair of Commission
Mariana Mazzucato
Founding Director of the Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL

Mariana is also a UCL Professor and the author of three highly-acclaimed books, The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths, The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy, and the newly released Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism. She advises policymakers around the world on innovation-led, inclusive and sustainable growth.


Farhana Yamin​
Lawyer, Author, Social Justice Activist & Founder of Track 0

Farhana is also Co-Coordinator of Camden Think & Do & Dartmouth Park Talks. Farhana has advised vulnerable countries and donors on strategy & UN laws for 30 years. Farhana is a Senior Advisor to SYSTEMIQ, an Associate Fellow at Chatham House & sits on numerous boards and committees.

Delia Barker
Programmes Director at the Roundhouse

Delia is also Chair of Studio Wayne McGregor and an External Advisor to the Advisory Board for the Arts. Delia was previously Director of English National Ballet School and has worked with Drake Music, Boy Blue Entertainment, Theatre Peckham and Stop Gap Dance Company.

Simon Pitkeathly
Chief Executive of Camden Town Unlimited​

Simon is also CEO of Camden Collective, Euston Town, Camden Highline and Alternative Camden, as well as Co-Chair of Cross River Partnership and Chair of Camden Giving. Simon sits on the London Enterprise Action Partnership and is its Champion for Small Business.

Athian Akec
Member for Camden of the UK Youth Parliament

Athian is also a campaigner on knife crime, systemic racism, inequality and climate change.

George Mpanga
Performer, recording artist and social commentator​

George the Poet is a London-born spoken word performer of Ugandan heritage. His innovative brand of musical poetry has won him critical acclaim both as a recording artist and a social commentator.
George hosts ‘Have You Heard George’s Podcast?’, an award-winning audio series celebrated for its genre-bending observational style. George is a trustee of Arts Council England, and remains an active member of his North-West London community, campaigning for transparency in urban regeneration.

Ann Phoenix
Professor of Psychosocial Studies at UCL

Ann is also a Fellow of the British Academy, the United Kingdom’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Ann was previously ESRC Professorial Fellow for the Transforming Experiences research programme and Co-Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit.

Pooja Agrawal
Assistant Director of Service Strategy at Homes England

Pooja also co-founded the social enterprise Public Practice in 2017 and co-hosts the spatial equality platform Sound Advice. Pooja has previously worked for the Greater London Authority, Publica and We Made That. Pooja is a fellow at the Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose and member of the Design South East Review Panel.

Sadia Farah
First Step Action

TBC 

Saul Klein
Founding Partner at LocalGlobe and Latitude Ventures

Saul is a serial entrepreneur and investor with over 25 years experience building and exiting companies in the US, Israel and Europe. Saul is a trustee of Comic Relief, serves on the UK Government’s Digital Economy Council, and is a member of The Council for Science and Technology which advises the Prime Minister on science and technology policy issues across government.

Kate Bell
Head of the Rights at the Trades Union Congress (TUC)

Kate leads work on boosting employment rights, promoting social and economic policies that benefit working people, and building international solidarity. Kate has previously worked as Head of Policy and Public Affairs for a local authority, for the Labour Party, and for the charities Child Poverty Action Group and Gingerbread. Kate is a member of the Low Pay Commission.

Marcel Levi
Chief Executive of University College London Hospitals

Marcel is also Professor of Medicine at UCL and a consultant in Acute Medicine and Haematology at UCLH. Marcel has published more than 700 articles in scientific journals and has been awarded a number of international research awards. Marcel is currently chairman of several national and international organisations in Health Care and Research.

Alexis Keir
Director of Elfrida Rathbone Camden

Alexis has been Director of Elfrida Rathbone Camden since 2007, overseeing and developing their delivery of services to support families and young disabled people. Alexis was previously an Advisor to Deaf Parenting UK and has worked in range of family support projects and with groups led by Disabled people.

Christine Foster
Chief Commercial Officer at The Alan Turing Institute

As CCO of The Alan Turing Institute, Christine is responsible for research delivery and translating the institute’s data science and artificial intelligence research into real-world impact. Christine holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in economics from the University of Toronto.