London Plus Appoints a New Chief Executive

Martin Brookes will start as the new CEO of London Plus in January 2020.


London Plus is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Brookes as its new chief executive. Martin Brookes will take up the post at the start of 2020.

Cameron Fitzwilliam-Grey, Chair of London Plus, said:

“Martin brings a wealth of experience to this role and I am thrilled he is joining us. Civil society plays a vital role in making London a success as the world’s greatest city. It deserves championing and greater support; this is the work of London Plus. We have an ambitious strategy and, together with the rest of the Board, I look forward to working with Martin on this.”

Martin Brookes said:

“I am excited to be joining London Plus. Civil society helps bind our diverse and great city together and challenges disadvantage to create a more equal society.  Everyone has a stake in its success. London Plus has a clear and impressive strategy and I look forward to getting to work on this.”

About Martin Brookes

Martin Brookes has a background as an economist in the public and private sectors at the Bank of England and Goldman Sachs. He shifted career and moved into the voluntary sector where he has worked at, led or founded a number of organisations, including New Philanthropy Capital, Pro Bono Economics, Social Value International, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Tomorrow’s People.

About london Plus

London Plus is a pan-London civil society organisation, set up in 2018. It emerged out of a shared consensus among a range of stakeholders that more was needed to help the public, politicians and business better understand the range, complexity and importance of the work that civil society does in the capital. Greater London Volunteering took on the role of implementing this and London Plus launched with support from City Bridge Trust, with a new look and a new remit.

The work of London Plus focuses on the following areas:

  • Social research and data
  • Networks/partnerships
  • Advocacy and voice
  • Communications/digital content and operations
  • Employment and skills policy and project work

To find out more about London Plus please see our ‘About us’ page.

Please contact to arrange interviews or meetings with Martin for the New Year.