Patricia Brown is Director of Central, a niche consultancy largely centred on the dynamics of cities and the process of achieving change. Central advises business and civic leaders on partnerships, developments and projects to create thriving places, economies and business.

Patricia was a Commissioner on Centre for London’s Commission on the Future of London’s Roads and Streets. A significant element of her current and past work is building a shared vision and ambition to create a better outcome for all, building alliances between the public and private sectors.

As the former CEO of Central London Partnership she championed the need to improve urban quality as a tool for achieving London’s continued economic success, paving the way to some of the capital’s most significant urban changes. She led the development of the first BIDs, and Legible London, as well as lobbying for the pedestrianisation of Trafalgar Square.

She is currently Chair of London Festival of Architecture, Vice Chair of the British Property Federation’s Development Committee and until May, was Deputy Chair of the Mayor’s Design Advisory Group, helping to lead its “Good Growth Agenda”. Patricia works across the UK, as well as New York where she is an adviser to Times Square Alliance and a consultant to Columbia University’s Centre for Urban Real Estate.