Matthew Pencharz

Senior Advisor - Environment & Energy

2 November 2009

To lead the implementation of the Mayor’s statutory Environment Strategy as well as the work to deliver his environment and energy policies.

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Matthew was appointed Environment Advisor following the Mayor’s re-election in May 2012 to lead the GLA and its functional bodies’ work with relation to carbon emissions reduction, a secure and affordable energy supply, improving air quality, the protection, improvement and creation of green space, waste policy, water efficiency and drainage and making London more resilient in the face of more frequent extreme weather.

The Mayor has appointed Matthew as his Independent Member on the London Waste and Recycling Board and to the London Green Fund Investment Committee. In addition he is the Mayor’s nominee on the Steering Committee of the C40 Climate Leadership Group and has been appointed to be one of the Steering Committee’s representatives to the C40 Management Board.

Matthew first joined the Mayor’s team at City Hall from the BBC in November 2009. He worked on the network section of Politics Show, focussing primarily on environment and energy stories, and was latterly responsible for the political output of BBC Breakfast. He had worked previously at the London Borough of Barnet, where he started work on the Council’s ground-breaking compulsory recycling scheme, and at the House of Commons.

He has lived in London most of his life. Having grown up in north London, he's now crossed the Thames and cycles into City Hall from Brixton.

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