Stephen Alambritis was elected as Leader of the Council in May 2010 and re-elected to that position in May 2014 and May 2018. Stephen was first elected as a councillor in 2003 and was quickly promoted to the Cabinet the following year. By 2007 Stephen was Leader of the Opposition.

He is also Chairman of the South London Partnership, a grouping of South London boroughs. In addition, Stephen is Deputy Chairman of Capital Ambition and is on the Audit Committee of London Councils.

Stephen was formerly Head of Public Affairs at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). He is now a member of the FSB having set up his own successful small business in the property sector.

He has been a member of the Better Regulation Task Force at the Cabinet Office and a Commissioner at both the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) and at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

He has three degrees, namely BA Hons (Government), MSc (Econ), MA (Business Law).

Stephen has also been a Football Association referee.

Leader's photographs (Flickr website)