Future Cities Forum's all-female panel for our summer 2021 awards






Future Cities Forum is releasing the first names of our all-female judging panel for our 2021 summer awards across the built environment and is delighted that the following women have agreed to join:


Chief Executive, London Borough of Southwark, Eleanor Kelly, was appointed as the council's permanent chief executive and statutory head of paid service in July 2012. Eleanor joined the council in an interim capacity in 2006, became deputy chief executive in September 2008 and was acting chief executive from February 2012. Her department is responsible for regeneration, planning, human resources and corporate strategy. Eleanor has senior executive level experience in both public and private sectors, including substantial experience as Finance Director, Deputy Chief Executive at Tower Hamlets Council, interim Chief Executive experience at Merton Council and management consultancy experience with KPMG.


Chief Executive, London Borough of Lewisham, Kim Wright, has held her position for a year and six months, previously working as Group Director, Neighbourhoods and Housing at the London Borough of Hackney from February 2004. Prior to this Kim was Deputy Director of Education & Children/Head of Leisure & Youth Services at the London Borough of Barnet from 1999 and Head of Leisure Services at Spelthorne Borough Council from 1992. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and of the Royal Society of Arts, a Sport England nominated Director on the London Sport Board and a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.


Director of the V&A Dundee, Leonie Bell, is one of Scotland's most experienced cultural leaders and has worked in a diverse range of roles and organisational settings, advocating for the transformative potential of culture and creativity across society. Her experience includes leadership and senior management in local and nat