Khan’s Cabinet

Sadiq Khan’s Business Advisory Board, will comprise 16 members, (63% women). In what might be interpreted as an indication of the Mayor’s priorities, the financial services sector is comparatively under-represented relative to its current contribution to London’s economy. Comparing the appointments with central London’s office take over the past 5-years, however, Finance is perfectly represented (19% of take-up; 19% of Board), whereas Media & Tech is massively overrepresented (24% of take-up; 44% of Board). This is perhaps testament to the growing importance of Tech to London’s 5-year plan, as Finance comes under pressure from Brexit and digital automation.