Kemi Badenoch (past staff)


Kemi has been a member of the London Assembly since September 2015. She is the GLA Conservative’s spokesman for the Economy and also sits on the Transport Committee and Policing and Crime Committee.

Prior to the Assembly, Kemi was a director at the Spectator Magazine and before that an associate director at Coutts & Co. 

She holds two degrees in engineering and law, from Sussex University and Birkbeck College respectively. She is currently a board member for the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life and for 9 years was a non-executive director for a London housing association.  

Her other areas of interest include engineering and technology, social mobility and integration. She provides regular mentoring to women who wish to pursue careers in technology and has spoken at several conferences including the global TEdX speaker series.

Responsibilities for 2016-17

  • Deputy Chair of the Economy Committee
  • Deputy Chair of the Health Committee
  • Member of the Police and Crime Committee
  • Member of the Transport Committee

Key issues

  • Police and crime
  • Transport


Kemi Badenoch was born in Wimbledon and growing up also lived in the USA and Nigeria.

She works for The Spectator magazine, and holds degrees in both Engineering and Law. She has served as a governor of two inner London schools and sat on the board of one of London’s largest housing associations.

In 2006, Kemi was appointed as a project leader on David Cameron’s Global Poverty Policy Group and leads projects on the Conservative Technology Forum.

She also provides regular mentoring to woman who wish to pursue careers in technology, and has been a motivational speaker for the global TEDx programme.