Pam Alexander OBE, who served two terms as Chair of Covent Garden Market Authority, between 2013 and 2019, has died.
Born in April 1954, Pam was a businesswoman and senior civil servant specialising in housing and economic regeneration in England. Her career took in roles at the Department of the Environment (now part of DEFRA), the Housing Corporation, English Heritage and the South East England Development Agency, before she joined the Board at CGMA in February, 2013.
Her time at CGMA saw her preside over the early stages of the redevelopment programme, including most notably the construction and opening of the Interim Flower Market and the Food Exchange, as well as the first phase of the work on the Fruit & Vegetable Market.
CGMA Interim Chair John Lelliott commented: “During the two terms Pam was Chair at CGMA the redevelopment of the Market moved forward and her experience and expertise were appreciated during that time. Like the Market, she had a great desire to serve London, her home city, and believed passionately in the continuing relevance of the role of New Covent Garden Market. The news of her passing is very sad for all of us who worked with her here at CGMA and our condolences go out to her family and many friends.”
Pam was awarded an OBE in 2012 for her services to urban regeneration in the South East. She was married, to Roger, and had four stepchildren.