Senior Advisor - Environment & Energy
Greater London Authority
Speaking at: London Roadshow - Islington - 6 December 2013Matthew Pencharz first joined the Mayor's team at City Hall from the BBC in November 2009. He spent more than three years on the network section of the BBC One programme Politics Show, where he focused primarily on environment and energy stories. He was latterly a producer on BBC Breakfast, responsible for the programme's political output. He had previously worked at the London Borough of Barnet, where he started the work on the Council's ground breaking compulsory recycling scheme, and at the House of Commons.
Matthew has been a key member of the Mayor's team, serving as his political advisor for much of his first term. He was appointed Environment Advisor following the Mayor's re-election and took on responsibility for delivering the Mayor's priorities on energy in July 2013 to become the Mayor's Senior Advisor on Environment and Energy.
He has lived in London most of his life. Having grown up in north London, he's now crossed the Thames and cycles into City Hall from Brixton.