Chairman of the City Growth Commission
Jim O’Neill is Chairman of the City Growth Commission in the UK, launched in October 2013. He also chairs the economic advisory board to the Greater Manchester Local Authority.
Greg Clark is an expert reviewer on cities for inter-governmental organisations and has led reviews in over 100 cities globally.
Bruce J Katz
Bruce J. Katz is a vice president at the Brookings Institution and founding director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.
Rachel Lomax is Independent non-executive Director at HSBC as a member of the Group Audit Committee and Group Risk Committee.
Former Chair of Public Services
Ben is a public policy and communications entrepreneur. He set up the 2020 Public Services Commission and subsequent social productivity work at the RSA. He also established and was a commissioner on the RSA City Growth Commission.
John Van Reenen
John Van Reenen has been Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Director of the Centre of Economic Performance (Europe’s leading research centre for applied economics) since 2003.
Bridget Rosewell is one of the UK’s most influential economists, with a track record in advising public and private sector clients on key strategic issues.
Rohan Silva is the co-founder of Second Home, the world’s most innovative working environment for creative companies.
Tony Travers is director of British Government at LSE London, a research centre at the London School of Economics.
In his role as Executive Director for Grosvenor’s London estate, Peter implemented a strategy of re-investment, through development and asset management with the aim of creating exceptional places for people to live and work in London.
Chief Executive of New Economy
Mike is Chief Executive of New Economy, which leads on strategy and economic policy for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and LEP. Mike was the instigator of the Manchester Independent Economic Review (MIER).
Chief Executive, Centre for Cities
Alexandra Jones has been Chief Executive of the Centre for Cities since summer 2010. Prior to this, Alexandra led Ideopolis – the Cities team at The Work Foundation.She has over 10 years of experience working with national and local policymakers.
Director Public Services and Communities
Charlotte is Director of Public Services and Communities. Previously, Charlotte ran the RSA City Growth Commission, an influential inquiry into how city-regions can drive UK growth. Before joining the RSA, Charlotte was a Senior Policy Advisor to the ...
Senior Researcher, Public Services and Communities
Jonathan explores how the built environment affects social and economic productivity. He is currently researching how future retail models can better serve society. He previously worked for nef, undertaking social and economic impact evaluation.
Senior Policy Advisor to the City Growth Commission
Julia joined the City Growth Commission on secondment from Government, leading two research reports on city connectivity and fiscal devolution. She has now returned to Government and leads skills policy in the Cities and Local Growth Unit.
Brhmie was a researcher for the Independent Review of the Police Federation and the influential RSA City Growth Commission. She continues to explore issues of institutional reform, economic inequality and labour market disadvantage.
Communications and Project Management Officer
Thomas is the Communications and Project Management Officer in the Public Services and Communities team. His interests lie predominantly in the field of social justice and grassroots approaches to change. Previously, Thomas worked for a public bank in ...