Leah joined NPC in November 2019 and heads up NPC’s policy and external affairs work, helping to develop and communicate influential new policies to improve the impact of the charity sector on issues from criminal justice, through the homelessness and place-based approaches.
Leah has had a ten year career in policy and strategy development, having worked as Strategy Director and Acting Executive Director at the UK’s leading environmental think tank, Green Alliance, and as a Senior Adviser in the Mayor of London’s office. Leah’s work includes establishing Greener UK, an alliance of the UK’s leading environmental charities working to campaign for strong environmental standards. She also wrote London’s first climate change mitigation and energy strategy, and managed stakeholder relationships for the implementation of the world’s first 24/7 Ultra-Low Emission Zone in Central London, which has seen air pollution emissions cut by a third in 2 years.
Why I work for NPC
A chance to be at the heart of the debate and solutions for how charities can best tackle some of our most pressing social challenges and support communities across the UK.
Explore my work
How will the climate and nature crises impact people from ethnic minority communities?
How will the climate and nature crises impact young people?
Working with charities during the cost-of-living crisis
Recognising social value in public procurement
Briefing: The UK Shared Prosperity Fund
Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Levelling Up and social needs: An analysis of government’s progress
Should we ‘level up’ social needs?
State of the Sector 2020: The condition of charities before the COVID-19 crisis
A new era of openness to drive a more impactful civil society
Why charity leaders must speak with one voice
Where next for charities and the state?
How NPC is considering race and ethnicity in its policy influencing work
Is the government on track to level up social needs?
Where can charities work with metro mayors?
What happens to policy after Brexit?
Head of Policy and External Affairs