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Stephen Alambritis

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Stephen is the former Leader of the London Borough of Merton. Prior to becoming the Council Leader, he was Head of Public Affairs at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). He has extensive public sector experience in local government political circles and private sector exposure in the world of business representation. He can leverage his expertise and contribute value within public and private sector organisations, especially in local government service providers and in the private sector’s growth aspirations.

As Leader of Merton Council for ten years, Stephen has used an eye for performance, transformation, and good political leadership, resulting in many industry awards for the authority, including the ‘Best Achieving Council’ at the prestigious Municipal Journal Awards in 2013.

Stephen also chaired the successful South London Partnership (SLP) for eight consecutive years, with legacy achievements including a new leisure centre within a park setting, a brand-new secondary school and a new library at a time when libraries were being closed in other boroughs.

Stephen is a visionary leader with a proven history of success in pioneering change projects across complex public and business landscapes. With over 25 years of SME insight, working in Westminster and Whitehall before becoming a councillor, Stephen has devised sustainable strategies and ensured that Merton Council was open to multi-million-pound developments and service improvements.

Both a respected leader and sought-after partner, he has engendered loyalty and hard work in senior leadership teams and established long-term fruitful relationships with stakeholders at all levels. He has been known to work constructively with opposition parties to influence local policy and is a ‘go-to’ for London Councils and the LGA when new council leaders or cabinet members seek mentoring or training.

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Amy Kernick
Account Executive (Communities and Placemaking)
Bolu Sodipo
Account Executive (Planning)
Cathal Kavanagh
Senior Account Manager (Planning)
Charlie Murphy
Account Manager (Planning)
Charlotte Platten
Account Director (Local Government Affairs)
Chris Tinker
Non-Executive Director
Dan Henderson
Account Executive (Communities and Placemaking)
Dan Humphreys
Director (Public Affairs)
Duncan Flynn
Senior Director (Planning)
Hanna Jarvi
Team Coordinator
Imogen Spencer-Dale
Senior Account Manager (Communities and Placemaking)
James Goldstone
Director (London Planning)
Jenny Riddell Carpenter
Managing Director (Corporate Affairs and Advocacy)
Jenny Cooper
Account Director (Communities and Placemaking)
Julian Seymour
Managing Director (Planning and Communities)
Kim Heilbron
Financial Controller & Company Secretary
Louise Hingley
Account Director (Planning)
Luca Difato
Digital and Social Media Officer
Matt Spencer
Account Manager (Planning)
Nick Kilby
Chief Executive Officer
Osman Dervish
Associate Director (London Planning)
Peter Banks
Head of Marketing
Remi El Farsi
Account Manager (Public Affairs)
Robert Delaney
Client Finance Controller
Sarah McKee
Director (Corporate Communications and Local Government Relations)
Sharon Sherfield
Finance Assistant
Sukhpal Garcha
Account Executive (Public Affairs)
Vanisha Solanki
Account Director (Planning)