Nick Anstee has been elected as the 682nd Lord Mayor of the City of London and will commence his term of office from Friday 13 November (Lord Mayor’s Show and fireworks Saturday 14 November).
Alderman Nick Anstee, who served as Sheriff of the City 2003-2004, is an eminent City figure, a senior director of the international law firm SJ Berwin and chartered accountant with a long-standing commitment to public service.
The annually-elected Lord Mayor is the head of the City of London Corporation and acts during the year as global ambassador for the whole UK-based financial services industry, typically spending three months a year leading City business delegations overseas – and also meeting leading overseas politicians and business leaders visiting London’s financial community.
Lord Mayor Elect Nick Anstee’s charitable appeal Pitch Perfect will be on behalf of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Cricket Foundation. The aim of the Appeal is to bring musical and sporting opportunities to young people in the disadvantaged boroughs of East London.
Speaking after his election, Lord Mayor Elect Nick Anstee, said: “The financial services sector has survived the worst of the recent crisis but key parts need reform to win back trust and make the system more stable.”
“London is a world leading financial centre and must continue to take a lead on issues such as global regulatory reform.
“It is clear that the recent G20 meeting in Pittsburgh has set an agenda for policymakers across the world. Although I do not take office until November, I would encourage the City to continue to engage in debate to ensure that any reforms are well-directed, effective, proportionate and maintain the City’s competitiveness.”
The Lord Mayor Elect, as he is known after today’s election, does not take office until the Silent Ceremony, which is held in Great Hall, Guildhall on Friday 13 November at 3pm, the day preceding the Lord Mayor’s Show (Saturday 14 November). The Lord Mayor’s Banquet, at which the Prime Minister speaks, follows on Monday 16 November at Guildhall.