Greg Clark is a world-recognised expert on the future of cities and city development. He is a thought leader, advisor and facilitator with 20 years experience. Clark has been a city strategy advisor to more than 20 cities on 5 continents and has led international city networks and projects on economic strategy, city leadership, openness and migration, urban investment, long-term strategic planning, and city branding. These cities include London, Sao Paulo, Singapore, New York, and Hong Kong. He is an expert international peer reviewer on city and regional development issues for inter-governmental organisations in five continents, and has led more than 100 such reviews in 100 cities.
Clark’s work involves a large portfolio of high profile international and UK leadership and advisory roles, and a number of innovative strategy and research roles at distinguished organisations. He is Senior Fellow at the Urban Land Institute; Chief Advisor and Chairman of the OECD’s Forum on Local Development and Investment; and Lead Advisor on the World Bank Urbanisation Knowledge Forum. He is also chairman of the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium; a member of the London Enterprise Partnership; a Global Fellow of the Brookings Institution in Washington; Associate of LSE Cities; Chairman of British BIDs; and a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School. He advises many global companies on working with global cities, and among his regular clients are JLL, GVA, Siemens, Microsoft, and JP Morgan Chase.
Clark has led many key projects in recent years on the development of London. He was previously a Commissioner on the West End Commission (2012-2013), Member of the Promote London Council (2010/2010), Managing Director at Greater London Enterprise, CEO of London Enterprise Agency/OneLondon, and a Director at the London Docklands Development Corp.
A dynamic conference speaker and chairman, Greg Clark has contributed to over 200 conferences worldwide; including ULI (the World Cities Summit, the World Mayors’ Forum, the Asia Pacific Cities Summit, and EuroCities), the OECD, the World Bank, the Financial Times, the EIB, MIPIM, LSE, the Brookings Institution, and the EU Council. He speaks on issues facing cities such as competitiveness and growth, leadership and place, financing the future, and the advantages of diversity and openness in a global economy.
He is the author of more than 10 books and major reports on city development. His publications include 'The Business of Cities: A Review of 100 City Indexes' (2011), 'The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Cities' (2011), 'What are British Cities Good At?' (2011), 'City Leadership in the New Development Cycle' (2011), and 'Business benefits of hosting global events' (2011).