Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the London Pensions Fund Authority, Chair of the UK Municipal Bond Agency
Sir Merrick Cockell was appointed Chairman in September 2015 after previously being Deputy Chairman since April 2013. He was appointed to the Board in 2010.
In January 2015, Sir Merrick was appointed Chairman of the UK Municipal Bonds Agency, the first of its kind in Great Britain. This was soon followed by his appointment as Chair of the Crossrail2 Growth Commission.
A councillor for over 29 years, Sir Merrick also served as Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea from 2000 until 2013. He was a key architect in the formation of “Tri-Borough”, a revolutionary new model of delivering integrated public services between the three London Boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham.
Sir Merrick Cockell was Chairman of the Local Government Association from 2011-2014. He successfully led the LGA through arguably the most difficult time for UK local government in a generation. From 2006-10, Sir Merrick chaired London Councils, the cross-party lobbying organisation which represents London’s 32 boroughs and the City of London.
Sir Merrick is Chairman of Localis, an independent think-tank dedicated to issues related to local government and localism. He is also the Executive Chairman of Cratus Communications and a Senior Adviser to PA Consulting Group.
The UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement announcement regarding the new £23 billion National Productivity Investment Fund included infrastructure investments of over £2.6 billion to improve transport networks, a multi-million pound package to accelerate the future of broadband and £7.2 billion to support the construction of new homes. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive more money […]