On 29 September the 695th Lord Mayor of the City of London was selected to be Alderman Michael Mainelli.
Shortly to succeed the current Lord Mayor Nicholas Lyons, the newly elected Lord Mayor of the City of London will continue the historic position serving as a global ambassador for the UK financial and professional services industry from Friday 10 November for a one-year term.
The annual Lord Mayor’s Show takes place on Saturday 11 November and will serve as the first public engagement for Alderman Mainelli. This will then be followed by the Lord Mayor’s Banquet on Monday 13 November at Guildhall, where the Prime Minister will deliver a keynote speech.
The Lord Mayor will continue the roll as a leading international spokesperson for the City, leading business delegations overseas to key international markets on behalf of the UK’s financial and professional services industry.
The Lord Mayor will continue to champion the ‘Connect to Prosper’, an initiative that focuses on bringing together the combined knowledge and skills of the City to strive for greater innovation and entrepreneurship.
As well as meeting global, international financial figures the Lord Mayor will also be spotlighting many of the City’s international acclaimed areas such as law, engineering and art. He will also bring together subject matter experts to help tackle global and national issues on a local scale, from climate change to artificial intelligence. Most importantly the Lord Mayor will emphasise the City’s unique roll as a global knowledge connector and talent cluster, showcasing its capacity to address global challenges and foster inventiveness within its communities.
Lord Mayor Elect, Alderman Michael Mainelli, said: “As its global ambassador, I will champion the UK financial and professional services industry – not only as a powerhouse of the UK economy – but also a driver of prosperity to key markets abroad.”