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With a deep background in project management, communications and stakeholder relations, Lisa is a certified facilitator, cross-sector advisor, and sought-after chair and speaker. She created Coherent Cities after six years building the reputation, reach and capacity of Future of London as Chief Executive. She also launched the Speaker Diversity Network, set up and continues to lead Leaders Plus senior leadership programmes in London and Manchester, and established Future of Greater Manchester, where she’s stewarding a transition to local leadership in 2025. 

During her time as CEO, Lisa also ran the feasibility and market testing for a major Housing Expo and sat on the advisory board of the Public Practice secondment initiative. Lisa was also a Non-Executive Director for Dot Dot Dot Property Guardians, and she is a certified professional coach.

Before joining FoL, Lisa worked at director level for companies and non-profits in Canada, the US, England and Germany, and has delivered complex programmes around the world, including government negotiations, logistics, in-country liaison  and community relations in four languages. Projects ranged from multi-million-pound worldwide expeditions and award-winning TV series through inter-cultural training for German engineers to engaging Utah ranchers in environmental education.

Twice named one of The Planner magazine’s Women of Influence, Lisa has an MSc (Dist) in Sustainable Urbanism from UCL’s Bartlett School of Planning and a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Carleton University in Canada.

Project, facilitation & training clients:

Private sector: Aberdeen Standard, Augarde & Partners, Barking Riverside, Be First, CBS TV, CP Rail, Jason Bruges Studio, Land Rover, LandSec, Leo Burnett, London Communications Agency, Municipal, the NHS, PepsiCo, Philip Morris GmbH, Pollard Thomas Edwards, Quod, St. William, Stories, Velux.

Public Sector/Housing: Brighton & Hove Council, the Canadian government (Environment, Defence), DEFRA, the G15, Gateway Housing, Greater London Authority; the London Boroughs of Brent, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Lambeth and Tower Hamlets; Notting Hill Genesis, Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corp, Peabody, Rotherham Municipal Council, Winchester City Council

Third Sector & associations: North London Housing Partnership, Opening Doors, the RIBA, RTPI, South Bank Employers’ Group, South Kilburn Trust, South London Partnership, Southbank & Waterloo Neighbourhood Forum the West of England Combined Authority.

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