Professor Mark Kleinman

Professor of Public Policy and Director of Analysis at The Policy Institute at King's

Professor of Public Policy and Director of Analysis, The Policy Institute, King's College London
Policy Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy

Mark Kleinman has more than twenty-five years’ experience as a senior civil servant, strategy adviser and thought leader, working in and for central and local government in the UK, including for the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Mayor of London, for European and international organisations, for major companies in the private sector and for non-governmental organisations. He joined King's Policy Institute in February 2018 as Professor of Public Policy and Director of Analysis.

Before joining King's, Mark headed the Mayor of London's Economic and Business Policy Unit, which provides policy support to the Mayor's Office across the whole field of economic and business policy.

Mark started his career as an academic, teaching for eleven years at the London School of Economics before becoming Professor of International Social Policy at the University of Bristol. He subsequently took a number of roles in government, including a year in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit working on migration policy, Head of Housing and Homelessness at the GLA, and Director of Urban Policy for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

He has been a consultant to the OECD, the European Commission, the UK Film Council, English Heritage, and many government departments and local authorities. He gave the keynote presentation at the Jane Jacobs Prize Ceremony in Toronto in 2009 as well as lectures and seminars in New York, Boston, Paris, Rome, Bologna, Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Kyoto and Osaka. He is a visiting professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London.

  • 26 September 2023, 5pm

    Future of Transport: Decarbonising a complex system

    The 2023 Annual Cleevely Lecture was delivered by Professor Sarah Sharples, Chief Scientific Adviser in the Department for Transport.

  • 21 January 2015, 6pm

    Cities in a changing climate: London

    CSaP is working in partnership with the European Development Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment to bring together a panel of distinguished speakers to focus on cities in a changing climate.

  • In news articles

    Policy briefing on resilient cities launched at 'Cities in a Changing Climate' event

    To launch the policy challenge briefing "Resilient Cities", CSaP came together with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to organise a discussion on how cities can adapt to a changing climate.