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Laura Citron to lead London & Partners

Citron joins London & Partners as CEO following an extensive international search

Pictured: Laura Citron

Laura Citron has been appointed chief executive officer at London & Partners.

Citron joins London & Partners from WPP, where she served as MD of the government and public sector practice, leading hubs in London, Beirut, Nairobi, Brussels, Singapore and Sydney. Following an extensive international search, her appointment has been approved by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Khan said: “As London and the rest of the United Kingdom enters such a significant period in our history, it has never been more important that we continue to tell the world that London is Open, that our city is the business capital of the world, and that we welcome people from all over the globe. I believe that Laura is well placed to help me tell London’s story and cement our standing as the world’s only truly global city.”

Citron, who is a Londoner fluent in French and Russian, has previously held roles at WPP in London and Moscow and also spent a number of years working as a public servant in London and Brussels.

She added: “There has never been a more crucial time to make sure London continues to be the greatest city in which to invest, study and visit. As a Londoner I can’t think of a better job than promoting the city I love and I am looking forward to working with the Mayor of London and my new team at London & Partners.”

Citron replaces Gordon Innes as CEO, after Innes left the company in October to take up a private sector role in New York, having served five years in the post. In the interim, the role of was filled by Andrew Cooke, the company’s chief operating officer and deputy chief executive.

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