Press Release

Antonia Jennings appointed as new Centre For London Chief Executive

Antonia Jennings, Associate Director of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), has been announced as the new Chief Executive of independent think tank Centre for London.

Antonia has a background in economics and democracy and has worked at the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change and the Economic Change Unit in addition to CLES.

Since 2018, she has sat on the board and is now Chair of Rethinking Economics, an international charity working to change the teaching and application of economics.

Antonia is an experienced policy and strategy professional committed to building more sustainable, resilient and just economies.

Centre for London is London’s think tank. It acts as a voice for all London is, and could be.

Centre for London is a registered charity, independent of government and funded entirely by donations and partnerships from organisations, foundations and philanthropists.

Antonia will take over in September from Interim Chief Executive Claire Harding.

Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Chair of Trustees, Centre for London said

“We are absolutely delighted to have Antonia join us.

Not only does she bring a broad range of experience to the role, her leadership, energy and passion for London will help us continue to influence policy makers and thought leaders in the capital.”

Antonia Jennings said:

“I am delighted to be joining the Centre for London at this incredibly important time for the City.

With the mayoral, local and general elections likely in the next 18 months, defining the capital’s role in the future of the UK stands at a critical juncture.

I look forward to working with Centre for London’s excellent team to continue making the case for a fairer, greener and more resilient city for all Londoners.”