Visiting Professor for UCL
Global Advisor and Chairman for The Business of Cities
Greg is a global advisor on city and regional development and Visiting Professor in the City Leadership Laboratory at UCL STEaPP. He works with public and private leadership in global cities, global firms, global organisations, and at global events.
He was previously Chairman of British BIDs (2010 to 2014), a Commissioner on the West End Commission (2012-2013) and Member of the Promote London Council (2010/2010). From 2010 to 2013 he was chairman of the International Advisory Board on the Sao Paulo Strategic Plan and International Advisor on the Strategic Plan of Barcelona.
From 1988 to 2006 he held a range of managerial roles including: Lead Advisor on City & Regional Development, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, UK Government, Executive Director of Strategy and Communications, London Development Agency, Managing Director, Economic Development, at Greater London Enterprise, Chief Executive of the London Enterprise Agency, and International Programmes Director at the London Docklands Development Corporation. Previously Member of The Boards of the International Economic Development Council and the European Association of Development Agencies.
Trained as an Economist, Social and Political Scientist, City & Regional Planner. Cambridge University, UK, Columbia University, NYC, and London School of Economics. He is a Harkness Fellow and author of six books and numerous reports and papers on cities and business development issues. He has won various international prizes for his work on cities and urban/metropolitan development. He regularly chairs summits and congresses on city / regional and investment / development issues and acts as a mentor and moderator for leadership and strategy forums and boards.