Jeanette Bain-Burnett

Interim Assistant Director for Communities and Social Policy

Responsible for leading and managing the Communities and Social Policy Unit responsible for the development and implementation of strategy, policy and programmes relating to the Mayor’s priorities on social integration, equality and fairness, and community engagement: 

  • Play a lead role in the development of the overall vision and strategic objectives for the unit, and in the development of Mayoral policy on relevant issues
  • Ensure the performance and efficiency of the Unit is continuously improved, and manage staff and resources to maximise impact

To assist and support the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement, deputising where appropriate, managing key stakeholder relationships, and representing the GLA at a senior level.


Jeanette Bain-Burnett is Assistant Director for Communities and Social Policy at the GLA. Formerly Head of Community Engagement, she has supported the Mayor’s office in engaging with London's diverse communities.

Jeanette’s background is as a senior leader and consultant focusing on culture, community engagement and equality and diversity. She has worked for a range of organisations including the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Arts Council England, the BBC, Middlesex University and the University of East London.