The Commission's co-chairs will set the direction of the Memorial Commission and oversee its work, bringing together the diverse perspectives and experiences of the bereaved, survivors and North Kensington community and the Commission’s members.
The co-chairs are:
Head of Legal and Company Secretary at the Local Government Association and survivor of the London terror attacks. She sits on the Government's Victims' Panel advising on improving the criminal justice system for victims of crime, and is also a trustee for the London Emergencies Trust. She was selected to represent the United Kingdom at the second International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to Victims of Terrorism by the United Nations at its headquarters in New York.
Lord Paul Boateng
Civil rights activist, lawyer, politician and diplomat. He began his career as a Law Centre worker on the Harrow Road, specialising in housing, youth justice and employment. He was one of the UK’s first black MPs and the UK’s first black government minister. He left frontline politics in 2005 to work as a diplomat in Africa, where he spent much of his childhood. On his return to the UK, he became a member of the House of Lords. He continues to work in various roles relating to economic development and racial justice issues in both the UK and overseas.
Michael Lockwood - Resigned December 2022
Contact the co-chairs by emailing GTMCSecretariat@levellingup.gov.uk
Community representatives represent and bring the views of the bereaved, survivors and North Kensington community to Commission decisions, to deliver a community consensus for a memorial.
The community representatives are made up of:
- Five representatives of the families of those who lost their lives in the tragedy
- Three representatives of the former residents of Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk who lost their homes
- Two representatives of the residents of the Lancaster West estate
We are grateful to those from the bereaved families, survivors and Lancaster West estate residents who have put themselves forward to serve as community representatives. See who your community representatives are, and what they have to say about their role.
Public authorities are supporting the Commission as ex-officio members and are responsible for advising and supporting community-driven decisions in good faith. The ex-officio members include:
- The government
- The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
- Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL)
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The Commission is supported by experts who assist and advise on all aspects of its work. The expert panel brings a wealth of experience, providing guidance on memorialisation.
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The secretariat is staffed by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). Their role is to:
- Support the work of the Memorial Commission and ensure it delivers its aims.
- Be the main point of contact for the Commission and provide its day-to-day administrative support.
You can contact the secretariat by phone on 0303 444 4831 or by email at GTMCSecretariat@levellingup.gov.uk