Pam Alexander is a Chartered Geographer passionate about creating healthy, sustainable places and communities. Pam is chair of Commonplace Ltd, providing open, digital community engagement across the UK; a board member of the London Legacy Development Corporation and chair of the Planning Committee, and a non-executive Director of the Connected Places Catapult, accelerating urban innovation and smart mobility. She is an Ambassador on the London Mayor’s Cultural Leadership Board and a strategic independent advisor to OnePLanet.com, a new platform for bringing together the plans, metrics and evaluation of routes to One Planet Living. She mentors a number of young women leaders.
Until recently Pam was Chair of Covent Garden Market Authority at the heart of one of London’s largest regeneration programmes; a Trustee of the Design Council and a non-executive Director of Crest Nicholson plc, a major housebuilder, and of Crossrail Ltd. As Chief Executive of the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) Pam has led major regeneration schemes and supported sustainable growth across the South East of England. Previously she was Chief Executive of English Heritage, Deputy Chief Executive of the Housing Corporation and a senior civil servant in the Department of the Environment, working closely with Ministers and in Brussels over two decades on policies for local government, inner city regeneration, housing, transport and the environment.
Pam is an Academician of The Academy of Urbanism and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the RSA. Pam was made OBE in January 2012 for services to regeneration in the South East and an Hon Fellow of the RIBA in 2020.