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 the social, economic, cultural and environmental Regeneration in Hackney and east London. He has a number of non executive and trustee roles that include Group Chair for the Greater London Enterprise Group Ltd, the London Local Government representative on the London EU Investment Programmes Management Committee; he is a board member for the North London Strategic Alliance and the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor Consortium and a member of the Joint Committee for the East London Growth Boroughs. He represents London Councils on the Mayor of London's Cultural Strategy Group and is a board member for the Barbican Centre. He is a Local Government board observer to the Hackney Empire Theatre Ltd and a trustee and Vice Chair of CREATE London Ltd, the Arts and creative industries led initiative that connects communities with the Arts to realise social and urban regeneration in east London.