Sir Robin Wales

Senior Adviser on Local Government, Skills and Housing

Sir Robin Wales was the leader of Newham Council 1995-2002 and then elected Mayor from 2002-16, chair of the association of London Government (now London Councils) 2000-06, a Board member of LOCOG (the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Games) and was knighted for services to local government in 2000. While in Newham he introduced the first Borough wide private rented sector licensing scheme, established a housing association, Local Space, which now provides homes for 1800 homeless families and established and chaired Red Door Ventures, a local authority owned housing company with the aim of building and retaining high quality housing.

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