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Karen Alcock

Kanda Consulting

Karen Alcock has worked in regeneration and planning for over fifteen years, living and breathing London politics for over two decades.

She has worked as a parliamentary researcher, a public affairs adviser at Transport for London, public affairs and communications consultant as well as spending twelve years as a senior Councillor in Hackney including eight years in Cabinet and as Deputy Mayor.

At Hackney as Deputy Mayor, Karen worked on the first phases of Woodberry Down, one of the largest regeneration projects in London as well as overseeing planning on thirteen sites across the Borough providing over 3000 homes.

Working with the senior leadership she is very proud to be part of the Borough’s journey which was recently voted the Most Improved Council in the last Twenty Years.

Karen has established political links across London with an in-depth understanding of the particular issues facing London boroughs. She provides political counsel, liaison and insight at local and GLA level.

She has spent the last four years as Managing Director of a large planning communications team where she worked directly with clients delivering some of the most innovative, complex and challenging sites in London.

Karen is also a member of the Development and New Business Committee at Notting Hill Housing Group.