Professor Greg Clark CBE
Chair of Connected Places Catapult, Global Head of Future Cities and New Industries, HSBC Group
Greg is Global Head of Future Cities & New Industries at HSBC Group where he works with its global client base in 63 countries on investment driven by urbanisation, decarbonisation, and digitisation.
He is Chair of the Connected Places Catapult, the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and places. He a member of the UK Government’s Urban Recovery Task Force and Chairman of the UK Government’s External Advisory Group on Smart Cites and Connected Communities.
He is a member of the board of Transport for London and chairman of TfL’s Investment and Programmes Committee, and a member of its Finance and Crossrail Committees. He is also a Board Member of the London LEP (LEAP) and leads its work on London’s Economic and Industrial Strategies, and chairs an expert group on the future of the London Central Activity Zone.
He is Hon Prof of Urban Innovation and Policy at UCL and Strathclyde University. He is co-founder of The Business of Cities, a UK-based city analytics group that works with 100 cities in 20 countries. He is a Global Fellow at the Urban Land Institute, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
He is member of the World Economic Forum Future Council on Cities & Urbanisation. He is Global Cities expert on the BBC World Service Series, My Perfect City. His monthly column, The Planet of Cities, is hosted by RICS. He is author of 10 books and 100 reports on cities, investment, mobility, innovation, and leadership. He has reviewed urban development and strategies in 300 cities.