Policy chief Catherine McGuinness leads tributes to retiring Sir Mark


Catherine McGuinness has paid tribute to predecessor Sir Mark Boleat after he announced his retirement from the Court of Common Council.

Sir Mark was chairman of the policy and resources committee at the City Corporation from 2012-2017.

He finished his term in May 2017 and was awarded a knighthood the following month for his contribution to the financial services industry in the UK and to local government in London.

Current policy chair Ms McGuinness led the tributes: “Sir Mark Boleat has played an invaluable role in championing the City and London throughout his distinguished career.

“I would like to thank him for his tireless efforts as a public servant. He has been a powerful advocate for the financial services sector while also playing an important role in tackling local government issues, including skills, education and housing. He will be much missed.”

Speaking at a recent meeting of the policy and resources committee, Sir Mark said: “My five years as policy chairman were the most rewarding of my career.

“Serving as a member has been a huge pleasure and I wish the City of London Corporation well for the future.”