Lord Andrew Mawson

Lord Andrew Mawson is a social entrepreneur. He has recently been appointed Chairman of Well North, a Public Health England initiative linking local authorities and the private sector to improve the health of people living in some of the most deprived parts of the North of England.

Andrew is best known for founding the Bromley-by-Bow Centre in east London, Community Action Network (CAN), Poplar Harca (one of the first housing companies) and Leaside Regeneration Ltd. Andrew has now “graduated” from most of these ventures and each of them continues as a successful organisation. He has created Andrew Mawson Partnerships as a vehicle both to grow and replicate his approach and successes.

In 2012, Andrew was made a Freeman of the City of London. He is also the best-selling author of the book, “The Social Entrepreneur: Making Communities Work.”

Over a decade ago, Andrew and his partners wrote one of the earliest papers proposing that the Olympics Games be brought to east London. He is today a Director of the London Legacy Development Corporation. Over the next 25 years, this company will plan, develop, and manage the Olympic Park in east London and create a lasting legacy from the 2012 Games.

Under the AMP banner, Andrew co-founded One Church 100 Uses CIC and launched Water City Group to create and implement a vision for east London revitalised by the opportunities of the 21st Century and the 2012 Olympic Games.

Andrew was made a life Peer in 2007 in recognition for the social impact of his work and he now sits as an independent crossbench Peer in the House of Lords. His work in the House includes: EU Internal Market Sub-Committee June 2015 - ; European Union Committee June 2015 - ; Information Committee (Lords) June 2014 - ; Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) July 2013 - Dec 2013; Refreshment Committee (Lords) June 2012 - March 2015; Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Committee May 2012 - February 2013; EU Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs Nov 2007 - May 2012.

For Andrew, nothing is impossible. His favourite saying is, “live dangerously or do not live at all.”