Greg is Global Head of Future Cities & New Industries at HSBC Group where he leads the bank’s work on cities and mobility with its global client base in 63 countries and 300 cities. He is also a member of the board of Transport for London and chairman of TfL’s Investment and Programmes Committee. He is member of the World Economic Forum Future Council on Cities & Urbanisation, and the Cities Council of Bloomberg New Economy Forum. Greg joined CPC as chair in May 2020.
He was previously chair of The OECD Forum of Cities & Regions (1996 – 2016), The London Stansted Cambridge Consortium (2012 – 2016), The JLL Cities Research Centre (2012 – 2018), and British BIDs (2012- 2016). He chaired the Cardiff Productivity and Competitiveness Commission and has contributed to numerous strategic reviews for the cities of Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Belfast, and Liverpool. He is also a Board member of the London LEP, where he leads on London’s Industrial Strategy. He is Hon Prof of Urban Innovation and Policy at UCL and Strathclyde University, and founder of The Business of Cities, a UK-based urban analytics start-up that works with clients in 20 countries.
He is a Global Fellow at the Urban Land Institute, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and was previously a Global Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Greg has worked with more than 200 cities on 5 continents. He is author of 10 books and 100 reports on cities, mobility, innovation, and leadership. His monthly column: The Planet of Cities, is hosted by RICS. He is Global Cities expert on the BBC World Service Series, My Perfect City.