Sir Edward Lister

Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor of London
Policy & Planning


Sir Edward Lister was appointed Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Planning by the Mayor of London in May 2011. He advises the Mayor on strategic planning applications and has oversight of the London Plan and forthcoming Community Infrastructure Levy. As the Mayor's Chief of Staff he leads on GLA budgets and administration.

Prior to coming to City Hall, Sir Edward served as leader of Wandsworth Council from 1992 to 2011. As the longest serving council leader in the country, he led the Conservative Group on Wandsworth Council to five successive election victories and made Wandsworth the most successful value for money local authority in the country with the country's lowest council tax charge and top satisfaction ratings from its residents (Place Survey 2009).

He was honoured with a Knight's Bachelor in the Queen's 2011 Birthday honours list.