Guy Nicholson is an elected Councillor and Cabinet Member for Regeneration in Hackney in East London. His role is to provide the political leadership for cultural, economic and environmental Regeneration in Hackney and east London. He was first elected in 1998 and since then has worked to ensure that Hackney has been at the centre of and benefited from projects such as London 2012, the London Thames Gateway initiative and the City Fringe Partnership.
He currently has a number of non-executive and trustee roles that include Group Chair for the Greater London Enterprise Group Ltd and the London Local Government representative on the London EU Investment Programmes Management Committee; he is Deputy Chair of the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor Consortium and a member of the Joint Committee for the East London Growth Boroughs.
He is a board member for the Barbican Centre and is the representative for London Councils on the Mayor of London's Cultural Strategy Group. He is a trustee and Vice Chair of CREATE London Ltd, a social enterprise initiative arising out of the 2012 Cultural Festival that tackles social deprivation through the Arts.