Greg joined CPC as chair in May 2020. He is a member of the board of Transport for London and chair of TfL’s Land & Property Committee. He is member of the World Economic Forum Future Council on Cities & Urbanisation, and the Cities Council of Bloomberg New Economy Forum. Greg chairs the advisory board of CPC’s partnership platform, the UK Cities Climate Investment Commission, and also chairs the UK Government’s external advisory board on Secure Connected Places.
He was previously Global Head and Group Advisor for Future Cities & New Industries at HSBC Group where he led the bank’s work on cities and mobility with its global client base in 63 countries and 300 cities. He was 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 at Strathclyde University, and co-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 300 cities on 5 continents. He is author of 10 books and 100 reports on cities, mobility, innovation, investment 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.