Cannings has more than 20 years’ experience in urban regeneration, community investment and leading small business programmes, both in the public and private sector. She joined Waltham Forest in June 2021 as town centre lead in the north of the borough in the regeneration team, before joining Jonathan Martin to support the next phase of growth with the inward investment service in the borough. Cannings worked for a property developer in community investment earlier in her career on major regeneration projects and also has a range of experience working on government-funded projects in employment, skills and business growth. She has a wealth of experience working with creative communities, partnership development and cultural programming.