Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Barking & Dagenham

Mr Ian Pittaway0020 (003)

Appointed Rep DL: 2017

Ian is a solicitor and the Senior Partner of City Law firm , Sacker & Partners , which specialises in pensions law.

Ian was brought up in Barking and Dagenham and still has close connections with the Borough.

Ian is passionate about social mobility and very much supports the Lord- Lieutenant’s policy of building bridges for a fairer London. Ian is the chair and co – founder of the Alumni Association of his old school , Robert Clack in Dagenham.  The alumni association of the school has over 1300 members all actively helping, in a variety of different ways , the current generation of pupils to fulfil their potential. He is also a keen supporter of Leadership Through Sport and Business , which runs structured courses in conjunction with football clubs and colleges enabling young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to find apprenticeships in finance and accounting.

In his spare time he likes watching West Ham , going horseracing and learning more about wine.

He is married with one grown up son.

Further information about the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham can be found at


Lighting the Jubilee Beacon

Barking and Dagenham Mayor presented with an Oak tree to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

On 17 November the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, presented London’s 32 boroughs’ Mayors each with an English Oak tree sapling to mark Her Majesty, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year and to promote The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. The ceremony took place in Hyde Park, by kind permission of The Royal Parks.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visited Robert Clack School in Dagenham, east London on Friday March 6th, 2020 to speak with pupils ahead of International Women’s Day