Anastassia Beliakova

Assistant Director, Scrutiny and Investigation

Responsible for leading and co-ordinating an effective Member-led scrutiny and investigation process, through the development of the work of the London Assembly’s scrutiny committees. Developing and managing a comprehensive and co-ordinated programme of scrutiny reviews to:  

  • influence the development of the Mayor’s strategies, decisions and policies;  
  • monitor and review performance and service delivery of the Greater London Authority and Functional Bodies; 
  • using feedback from London government stakeholders, the media and the public, to demonstrably enhance the impact and reputation of the London Assembly; and  
  • promote the well-being of London

Ensuring outstanding performance from the Scrutiny function, maximising capacity and developing a dynamic culture focused on outcomes, as well as enabling value for money from the Assembly budget and commissioning quality consultancy to assist in effective scrutiny. 


Anastassia Beliakova is Assistant Director of Scrutiny & Investigations for the London Assembly. She leads a team of 20 policy experts, supporting 25 elected Assembly Members to hold the Mayor to account and investigate issues of importance to Londoners. 

Her role involves developing a scrutiny and investigations programme for the London Assembly, on issues ranging from crime and transport, to the environment and education, among others, as well as strengthening and innovating the Assembly’s ways of working.

Previously, Anastassia was Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), devising and advocating policy positions on the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union and international trade relations, on behalf of the organisation’s 75,000 member companies. Her work involved regularly speaking to the media, as well as providing evidence to the UK Parliament on business priorities.  

Prior to joining the BCC, Anastassia worked in public relations and communications, advising both corporate and government clients. She studied Modern Languages at the University of Oxford and Political Studies at Sciences Po.