City Officials, 2021-2022
Alderman for Farringdon Within; past master of the Solicitors Company
The Lord Mayor heads up the Corporation of the City of London and also acts as ambassador for the nation’s financial and professional services.
Simon Duckworth – Councillor, Bishopsgate Ward
In a role first introduced in 1444 the Chief Commoner (CC) is elected by the whole of the Court Of Common Council.
He or she keeps an eye on training and development of councillors and also takes the lead in Corporation hospitality.
The CC represents Common Councillors in terms of rights and privileges but also ensures integrity and good practice.
Alison Gowman – Alderman, Dowgate ward; Deputy Master, Plaisterers.
Nicholas Lyons – Alderman, Tower ward; member of the Merchant Taylors
The post of Sheriff is a necessary pre-requisite for becoming Lord Mayor.
Historically the sheriffs collected taxes and enforced justice.
Today the sheriffs attend the Lord Mayor at official occasions in the City and all over the world. A sheriff though, still attends the Old Bailey when a trial is in progress.
Town Clerk and Chief Executive
Common Cryer/Common Sergeant