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After seven years as Chair of The London Society, Peter Murray has announced that he will be stepping down in July.

Before Peter took over the Society was in danger of being wound up, but under his stewardship the past seven years have seen membership more than double, the creation of an exciting and diverse events programme, and the Society re-establishing itself at the centre of the debate over the future of the capital.

Leanne Tritton, founder and managing director of ING Media will - subject to a vote at the Society’s AGM - become the new Chair from July. Australian born, Leanne has lived in London since 1995. She has over 30 years communications and business experience, and has worked in Australia, the USA and the UK. She founded ING in 1999 and has led the agency to a leadership position in understanding how the built environment drives economic and social health and prosperity.

She advises and mentors chief executives and senior directors, and as a regular speaker and writer on communications issues, she champions communications as a tool to positively impact businesses.

Leanne has served as a charity trustee with the Bishopsgate Institute and Article 25. She has also been the Chair of Governors of two primary schools in Hackney and been appointed by the Hackney Learning Trust to serve on Interim Executive Boards for schools placed in special measures.

She was appointed as a Design Council Ambassador in 2021.