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Sir Harvey McGrath

Harvey is Deputy Chair of the Mayor of London's Enterprise Panel, Chairman of Governors of Birkbeck, University of London, and Chair of Big Society Capital.   He is the former Chairman of Prudential plc, Man Group plc, and the London Development Agency.

Prior to taking on the Chair of the London Development Agency he was Chairman of London First, the capital’s influential business campaign group, a director of Gateway to London, the inward investment agency for the Thames Gateway and Chairman of the East London Business Alliance, a partnership of substantial businesses engaged in the social and economic regeneration of East London.

Harvey is also Chairman of Heart of the City, which helps companies develop Corporate Social Responsibility through learning from one another; Chairman of the Prince’s Teaching Institute, which promotes subject based professional development for teachers; and a  trustee of a number of other charities including New Philanthropy Capital, a research based charity which gives advice and guidance to donors and charities; icould, an online careers resource; and the Mayor’s Fund for London.