Lucy Shomali
Director of Regeneration and Growth
London Borough of Waltham forest

Lucy is a highly qualified and experienced regeneration professional with over 25 years of experience in local government across policy, strategy and delivery. She is responsible for the Regeneration and Growth Directorate  and oversees planning and delivery - including design and conservation;  inward investment; business development and engagement;  and skills and employment - including the Council’s Adult learning Service. Lucy joined Waltham Forest in 2013 and played a key role in building on the  momentum following the 2012 Olympics though promoting growth and maximising opportunities and benefits for borough residents. She  led the adoption of the Council’s Economic Growth Strategy in 2016 and was part of the successful bid  for Waltham Forest to be the first London Borough of Culture in 2019.

Before coming to Waltham Forest she played a key role in a number of major regeneration schemes in London including the Arsenal Stadium regeneration, and redevelopment of the King’s Cross Railways Lands and Brent Cross Cricklewood. She has also overseen highly successful approaches to town centre regeneration working with a range of agencies including the GLA, CABE, the private sector and local town centre forums.