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London elects Honorary builders merchant as Lord Mayor

Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE, Honorary Member of the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants’ has been elected to become the new Lord Mayor of the City of London.

London elects Honorary builders merchant as Lord Mayor

She will be the City’s 686th Lord Mayor – only the second woman to be so in the institution’s 800 year history.

During her mayoral year she will be an ambassador for the City, spending at least three months of the year promoting the UK financial services industry in overseas markets.

Woolf is a solicitor and a partner at London-based law firm CMS Cameron McKenna. She is a former president of the Law Society and until this year, a member of the Competition Commission. She was elected an Alderman for the Candlewick Ward in 2007 – one of the City’s ancient Wards.

She served as Sheriff of the City for 2010/2011. Woolf was awarded the CBE for her contribution to the UK knowledge economy and invisible earnings.

Woolf becomes Lord Mayor at a ‘Silent Ceremony’ on the 8th November. Official celebrations in the City take place the following day when she will leave the Mansion House and be driven in the spectacular Gold State Coach to the Royal Courts of Justice to swear an oath of allegiance to the Crown.

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