Lisa Taylor

Chief Executive, Future of London


With an extensive background in project management, communications and stakeholder relations, Lisa has run Future of London since 2013. She leads on strategy, external affairs, diversity and the Leaders Plus programme, and is a sought-after facilitator, consultant, chair and speaker. She was on the advisory board of the Mayor’s Public Practice secondment initiative, is a Meanwhile Foundation board member and has been on The Planner’s ‘Women of Influence’ list since 2016.

Lisa’s urban-sector experience prior to Future of London included best-practice network Sustainable Homes; UCL’s Omega Centre for transport megaprojects; and the UCL Environment Centre, writing on heritage and climate change. In the US, she was a travel council trustee and facilitated county masterplanning sessions; in Canada, she was an active member of Projet Montréal, which now governs most of that city. Outside the sector, she has director-level experience leading projects and productions in 20+ countries. She has an MSc (Dist) in Sustainable Urbanism from UCL and a B.Journalism (Hons) from Carleton University in Ottawa.

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