Pam Alexander is a Chartered Geographer passionate about housing and place shaping. Pam is chair of Commonplace Ltd, providing open, digital community engagement; a board member of the London Legacy Development Corporation and deputy chair of the Planning Decisions Committee, and a non-executive Director of the new Connected Places Catapult, bringing together Future Cities and Transport Systems Catapults. She is an Ambassador on the London Mayor’s Cultural Leadership Board and on the Advisory Board of the London Festival of Architecture, a strategic independent advisor to Grimshaw LLP on gender diversity and mentors on a number of women’s development courses.
Until recently Pam was Chair of Covent Garden Market Authority at Nine Elms, a Trustee of the Design Council and a non-executive Director of Crest Nicholson plc and of Crossrail Ltd. As Chief Executive of the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) Pam led major regeneration schemes from Oxford to Margate and supported businesses across the South East to grow through innovation, enterprise and international trade. Previously she was Chief Executive of English Heritage, Deputy Chief Executive of the Housing Corporation, a Governor and Chair of the Peabody Trust. Pam began her career as a civil servant in the Department of the Environment and worked closely with Ministers and in Brussels on policies for local government, inner city regeneration, housing, transport and the environment.
Pam is a Fellow of The Academy of Urbanism, the Royal Geographical Society and the RSA. Pam was made OBE in January 2012 for services to regeneration in the South East.