Covent Garden Market Authority

Who we are

Covent Garden Market Authority (CGMA) is the team that looks after and manages New Covent Garden Market.

A statutory body, set up by Acts of Parliament in 1961, we own and are responsible for the running of the market. We are accountable to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) but don’t receive any direct government funding.

What we do

We work to give our market community the best possible space, support and help to connect with each other and grow.

We lease space on the market and provide our community with the facilities they need to run their businesses. This includes cleaning, recycling and waste disposal, security, traffic control and the maintenance of buildings and equipment.

We also work to support and promote our tenant businesses. We’re behind the market’s social media, website, campaigns, marketing and promotions. We offer business support and development and we link our community to environment, community and health initiatives.

Contact us

Our offices on the market are open Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:00.

Tel: 020 7720 2211


Address: Food Exchange, New Covent Garden Market, London, SW8 5EL


David Frankish
Non-Executive Chair
John Lelliott
Board Member
Sara Turnbull
Board Member
Victoria Wilson
Interim Board Member
Fiona Fell
Board Member
Sarah Calcutt
Board Member
David Fison
Board Member

Senior Management

Rebecca Barrett
Head of Strategy, Partnerships and Communications
Jo Breare
General Manager
Tony O’Reilly
Project Director

Openness and transparency

Report & Accounts

Download our annual Report & Accounts below. If you would like to receive a hard copy, please contact us on or on 020 7501 0973.