Pam Alexander OBE

Pam Alexander OBE

Pam Alexander has been appointed as the Chair of the Heritage Alliance from 4 November 2021.

Pam has many years’ experience of leading strategies and schemes in economic development and urban regeneration and was CEO of English Heritage from 1996 to 2001. She is currently Chair of Commonplace, using digital technology to broaden community engagement, and she chairs the Planning Committee and is a board member of the London Legacy Development Corporation, creating new neighbourhoods, skills and jobs around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. She is a Commissioner on the Commission for Creating Healthy Cities, and Ambassador on the London Mayor’s Cultural Leadership Board, an advisor to OnePlanet.com, a platform to integrate plans for a zero carbon world and a founder member of the Equilibrium Network, supporting women’s leadership in the built environment professions.

Pam previously held non-executive directorships on the boards of the Connected Places Catapult, One CAM Ltd, Crest Nicholson plc, Crossrail Ltd and the Design Council, where she chaired Design Council Cabe. Her executive career began in the then Department of the Environment and Transport. After two decades she left the senior civil service to become Deputy CEO of the Housing Corporation, with a £2bn annual social housing programme, and then CEO of English Heritage and of the South East England Development Agency.

Pam is a Chartered Geographer and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a founder Academician of the Academy of Urbanism, and was made OBE in 2012 for services to regeneration in the south east of England.