Piali Das Gupta has been appointed Strategy Director: London’s Future at London Councils, the cross-party group representing the 32 London boroughs and the City of London Corporation.
As Strategy Director: London’s Future, Piali will provide strategic leadership at London Councils, working with all the London boroughs and with a particular focus on climate change, transport, housing, regeneration and planning and the economy.
Piali started her career in federal government in Canada, developing policy to tackle homelessness, before moving to the UK, where she has held senior roles including Assistant Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council, Chief of Staff at Surrey County Council and Director of Policy and Communications at the London Borough of Newham.
Alison Griffin, Chief Executive of London Councils, said:
“I am delighted to be welcoming Piali to London Councils. Piali is an experienced and well-regarded senior local government and policy professional with extensive policy experience and a track record of relationship building and influencing across London’s complex and rich landscape. She is a great addition to the team.”
Piali Das Gupta, said:
“I have seen first-hand the ambition of London's boroughs to find solutions to the big challenges of our time, from leading an economic recovery that all Londoners can benefit from to tackling the climate emergency. I look forward to working closely with the team at London Councils – and with borough Leaders, Elected Mayors, the GLA, central government and partners from across all sectors to help make those ambitions a reality.”
Piali will be joining London Councils on 18 July.