Uma is the Head of Diplomacy in the C40 Chair’s Office and is part of the Political Strategy and Leadership team. She is based in London, UK.

Uma is a key connection point between C40 and the London Mayor’s Office where she works on developing the Chair’s diplomacy strategy and manages all diplomacy-related communications between the Chair’s staff and C40 teams. Uma works in close collaboration with C40’s diplomacy team to build strong relationships with international city networks, the UN Secretary General’s Office and the UNFCCC on behalf of the Chair.

Prior to joining C40 in 2022, Uma was Deputy Director of Parliamentary Affairs for the Leader of the Opposition in the UK and is experienced in high-level political advisory, having worked in Government and as Senior Advisor to the current Mayor of London. She has also led national political campaigns including for general and local elections. Uma holds a Master of Science degree in Public Policy and a Bachelor’s degree in Politics.