Team

Lisa Taylor
Executive Director, Future of GM & Future of London

With an extensive background in project management, comms and stakeholder relations, Lisa focuses on strategy, programme design and connection. Through Future of London, Future of GM and her own company, Coherent Cities, she is a sought-after chair, speaker and cross-sector strategist, and is a certified facilitator and coach. With the support of GMCA, Regeneris (now Hatch) and others, Lisa spearheaded the Future of GM initiative; launched GM Leaders Plus and GM Future Leaders; and led the search for a GM-based partner and the creation of a distinct company in 2022-23.

From 2013-2019, Lisa was CEO of Future of London, quadrupling membership, revenue and team, diversifying the board and driving continuous improvement. She led governance, partnerships and strategic projects, launched Leaders Plus and the Speaker Diversity Network, and guided a healthy 2-year leadership transition. She was twice named one of The Planner magazine’s Women of Influence.

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Judi Greenwood
Head of Networks

Judi joined Future of GM in January 2023 as connector-in-chief, leading on networks and cross-sector context. She brings a wealth of experience, energy and networks and is a keen advocate for giving future leaders a voice through collaboration, connection and celebration. Until December 2023, she also served as Strategy Director at the award-winning Regeneration Brainery, where she linked young people in need of guidance, work experience and jobs with sector experts who can inspire and connect. 

Judi is also specialist project manager with 15+ years working on Heritage Lottery, EU and Government funded programmes, with focused on social value. As an expert in local authority regeneration and high street renewal, she believes in the power of locality and projects that place the community at their heart.

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Collette Hayton
Programme & Event Coordinator

Collette joined the Future of GM team in August 2023, bringing her experience as an events manager in various settings where she navigated client needs, live and online logistics and delivering successful outcomes in sometimes challenging circumstances. Collette also managed a range of programmes and teams as a PA in the Financial sector, and has managed multiple projects in the software industry.

Collette achieved her BA in Events Management from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2019, where she developed a passion for the city's built environment and for the diverse range of industries and people that make Greater Manchester thrive.

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Laurence Knott PCC
Leaders facilitator - Associate
Miffa Salter
Leaders facilitator - Associate
Aidan Kearney
Leaders facilitator - Associate
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