James Cleverly is the London Assembly member for Bexley and Bromley and Chairman of the London Waste & Recycling Board.
In February 2010 James was appointed by the Mayor to be the Chairman of the London Waste & Recycling Board which is tasked with reducing London’s waste production and increasing the levels of recycling within the city.
As Chairman of the committee James has initiated a number of investigations including the first comprehensive assessment of the drinking habit of young Londoners. The committee has also looked into teenage sexual health, support services for older Londoners, the effect of swine flu and MMR rates in London.
James has been a member of the MPA since May 2008 and sits on the Counter Terrorism & Protective Services sub-committee and the Professional Standards Cases sub-committee.
James is been a member of the LDA board since Sept 2008 and also sits on the Audit, Risk and Performance committee.
As at Sept 2009 James’ public remuneration is as follows:
London Assembly – £52,910
LWaRB – £15,000
MPA – £9,570
LDA – unpaid
James is married to Susie and has two sons, Freddy and Rupert. James comes from a background in web and print publishing. He has a business degree from Thames Valley University (TVU) and before being elected was the co-founder of LaunchLab.co.uk a website helping entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and develop.
James is the Patron of Bexley & Bromley Advocacy, a local charity helping people with learning disabilities and/or autism. He is also an Honorary President of Bromley District Scouts and is part of the coaching team at the under 8s level for the Old Colfean’s Rugby Club.