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Mayor of London's Cultural Ambassador to speak at our June forum

We are very pleased to welcome Pam Alexander OBE - who is an Ambassador on the London Mayor's Cultural Leadership Board - to our forum discussions at City Hall on 26th June.

Pam is a board member of the London Legacy Development Corporation, of the Connected Places Catapult and Chair of Commonplace, providing open, digital community engagement. She is on the Advisory board of the London Festival of Architecture.

Until recently, Pam was Chair of Covent Garden Market Authority, leading the rebuilding of the New Covent Garden Market whilst also chairing the Cultural Strategy Steering Group for Nine Elms on the South Bank. She has been a trustee of the Design Council and chair of Design Council Cabe, non-executive Director of Crest Nicholson Plc and Crossrail Ltd.

Previously she was CEO pf the South East England Development Agency, of English Heritage and deputy CEO of the Housing Corporation, after many years in the civil service.

Pam is a geographer who is passionate about place-making. She will be speaking on our cultural and place-making panel and contributing her expertise on how to transform and create new creative quarters.

Our recent report from Future Cities Forum's discussion event in April with leaders from the V&A, Museum of London and Southbank Centre, laid out the aims of the Mayor of London's new Cultural Infrastructure Plan.

Sadiq Khan said introducing the plan:

'London's cultural infrastructure is more than a roll call of famous places. It's about everyday experiences and opportunities for people to access culture on their own doorstep. And it's about facilities like local arts centres, libraries, pubs, community centres, legal street art walls, creative workspace, rehearsal spaces and night-time venues all playing an important role in bringing our communities together...

'London's new Cultural Infrastructure Plan is a game-changer. For the first time, it sets out what we need to do to protect and grow our cultural facilities'.

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