Executive member for London’s future: business, economy and culture, London Councils
Councillor Elizabeth Campbell was elected Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in July 2017, in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tragedy. She has been a Councillor since 2006 and previously served as Cabinet Member for Family & Children’s Services (2012 – 2017) and Education & Libraries (2010 – 2012).
Elizabeth has taken a leading role in a number of local government networks, identifying strategic actions to support the capital’s economic recovery and future growth. She was Chair of Central London Forward until 2022 and was recently appointed by the Mayor of London as a Board Member of the London Economic Action Partnership.
In parallel, Elizabeth was the portfolio holder on London Councils for Schools & Children’s Services (2020 – 2021) and now serves as the Lead for Business, Economy & Culture. These roles involve advocating for member authorities to receive the support they need to do the best possible job for their residents.
Outside politics, Elizabeth has served as Chair of Chelsea Academy, an outstanding Church of England School, from 2013 to 2017 and was Vice-Chair and Director of the Tri- Borough Alternative Provision Multi Academy Trust from 2013 to 2015.
Born and based in Hong Kong for 25 years, Elizabeth graduated from Oxford University with a Master’s degree in Modern History.