Alice Lester MBE is Brent’s Operational Director for Regeneration, Growth and Employment, having previously been Brent’s Head of Planning. Prior to joining Brent, she led the Planning Advisory Service, at the LGA, where she worked on a variety of projects to support ongoing improvement in local authority planning services, and in implementing the government’s planning agenda. Alice had previously worked at Westminster, Camden and Islington Councils. Alice has been a Trustee of the TCPA, an external examiner for planning courses, and is an LGA Planning Peer.