Steering group and expert advisory board

Steering Group

The role of the steering group has been to agree the areas of focus for the assembly, to oversee the delivery of the assembly including expected behavioural protocols and, and at the conclusion of the assembly when the recommendations are presented to a meeting of full council on behalf of the borough, this group will provide a collective response. The group will also oversee the development of the citizens’ assembly’s recommendations into a borough-wide climate action plan. It will also play a role in overseeing the communications plan for the assembly.


Cllr Claire Holland, Deputy Leader of the Council (Sustainable Transport, Environment and Clean Air)

Gianluca Rizzo, Chief Executive, Brixton BID

Emma Foster, Development Director, Mount Anvil

Alistair Gourlay, Estates director, Guys & St. Thomas’s NHS Trust

Kat Thorne, Director of Sustainability, King’s College London

Richard Poulson, Deputy Director of Estates and Academic Environment, London South Bank University

Heather Preen, Head of Local Communities and Partnerships, Transport for London

Nicole Griffiths, Councillor, Green party

Rezina Chowdhury, Councillor, Labour party

Tim Briggs, Councillor, Conservative party

Joanna Reynolds, Councillor, Labour party

Giles Goddard and Shannon Shah, Member, St. Johns Waterloo/ Faith for the Climate

Neil Sheppeck, Lambeth environment groups representative

Jacob Ross, Youth Council

Ricardo Ennis, Youth Council

Tyanna-May Binns, Youth Council

Expert Advisory Board

The role of the expert advisory group has been to advise on the design of the process for the citizens’ assembly, approve the selection of experts to advise the assembly, and ensure material presented to the assembly is balanced. They also reviewed policy proposals from the wider public as part of the pre-engagement. The members of the advisory group are appointed by the leader of the Council. 


Professor Obas John Ebohon, Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Law, London South Bank University

Dr Robert Cowley, Lecturer in Sustainable Cities and member of King’s Climate Hub, King’s College London

Paulina Tamborrel Signoret, Lambeth Citizens Lead, Citizens UK

Emma Jones, City Region Network Coordinator, Ashden