Greg Clark is a world-recognised expert on the future of cities and city development. He is a thought leader, advisor and facilitator with 20 years experience. Greg Clark has been a city strategy advisor to more than 20 cities on 5 continents and has led international city networks and projects on economic strategy, city leadership, openness and migration, urban investment, long-term strategic planning, and city branding. These cities include London, Sao Paulo, Singapore, New York, and Hong Kong. He is an expert international peer reviewer on city and regional development issues for inter-governmental organisations in five continents, and has led more than 100 such reviews in 100 cities.
Clark’s work involves a large portfolio of high profile international and UK leadership and advisory roles, and a number of innovative strategy and research roles at distinguished organisations. He is Senior Fellow at the Urban Land Institute; Chief Advisor and Chairman of the OECD’s Forum on Local Development and Investment; and Lead Advisor on the World Bank Urbanisation Knowledge Forum. He is also chairman of the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium; a member of the London Enterprise Partnership; a Global Fellow of the Brookings Institution in Washington; Associate of LSE Cities; Chairman of British BIDs; and a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School. He advises many global companies on working with global cities, and among his regular clients are JLL, GVA, Siemens, Microsoft, and JP Morgan Chase.
Greg Clark has led many key projects in recent years on the development of London. He was previously a Commissioner on the West End Commission (2012-2013), Member of the Promote London Council (2010/2010), Managing Director at Greater London Enterprise, CEO of London Enterprise Agency/ OneLondon, and a Director at the London Docklands Development Corp.
In July 2012, Greg was appointed Chairman of the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium, bringing forward a strategy for the growth corridor on behalf of the 13 Local Governments and their Business Partners. Most recently, in February 2013, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, appointed Greg to the London Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). He is also on the Boards of the Centre for Cities and the Centre for London.
Greg’s expertise include City and Metropolitan Economies as Emerging Markets for global firms; How Global Firms and Global Cities can work together for mutual advantage; City and Regional Investment Instruments: Public/Private Finance and collaboration; City and Regional Marketing, Branding, and the local impact of International Events; The Competitive Advantage of Diversity to Cities and Regions; The Future and Leadership of Cities and Regions in a Global era.
He is the author of more than 10 books and major reports on city development.