Areas of Expertise
Industrial strategy, Procurement, Regeneration
Nick Sharman is an economist and planner with extensive experience of urban regeneration and community development.
He has had a variety of Board level positions in both private and public sectors, including Operations Director at the London Development Agency, Managing Director of Amey’s local government division and Deputy Chief Executive of the London Borough of Islington. Previously he was Corporate Director of Greater London Enterprise and Assistant Chief Economic Adviser at the Greater London Council. In all these posts he was closely involved in planning and regeneration issues. From 1998 to 2016, Nick was a Trustee of the New Local Government Network, the award winning local government think tank. From 2007-12 he was Chair of the CBI’s Local Government Panel and advised Government on service procurement issues.
Nick has an honours degree in economics, an MPhil in town planning from UCL, an MBA from Henley and a PhD in history from University of Nottingham. He has written widely on strategic and regeneration issues in local and regional Government. He is a London Borough of Hackney Councillor, where he chairs the Council’s Audit Committee and represents the Borough on the London Legacy Development Corporation Planning Decisions Committee.