Alderman Alan Yarrow
Alderman Alan Yarrow took office as the 687th Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2014. Mr. Yarrow joined Grieveson Grant, stockbrokers, in 1972 and was elected a member of the Stock Exchange in 1978. He made a partner of the firm in 1981. Following the merger of Grieveson Grant and Kleinwort Benson, Mr. Yarrow became Head of UK Institutional Sales in 1989, Head of Global Distribution in 1992, and Managing Director of Kleinwort Benson Securities in 1994. He was appointed to the Kleinwort Benson Group Board in 1995. He represented the Bank as Chairman of the London Investment Banking Association, a member of the Take-over Panel, Vice-chairman of the Financial Services Authority Practitioner Panel, and Vice-president of the British Bankers’ Association. Mr. Yarrow left Dresdner Kleinwort in 2009, after 37 years with the group, latterly as Group Vice-chairman and Chairman of the UK Bank. On Kleinwort Benson’s merger with RHJI, Mr. Yarrow was appointed Chairman of the Kleinwort Benson Holdings Board until recently stepping down to become Senior Advisor to the Group. Mr. Yarrow is currently Chairman of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and is also a Non-executive Director of Turquoise Global Holdings and Fixnetix. He is also a Trustee of the Police Foundation. Mr. Yarrow has been Alderman for the Ward of Bridge and Bridge Without and a Magistrate of the City of London since 2007. He has served on the City of London Markets, Guildhall Library and Art Gallery, Port Health and Environmental Services, Finance and Planning and Transportation Committees, and as a Governor of the City of London Freemen’s School. He is currently a member of the Policy and Resources and Establishment Committees and an Almoner of Christ’s Hospital. He is a Liveryman of the Fishmongers’ Company (and member of its Court), the Glaziers’ Company and of the International Bankers’ Company, and an honorary Liveryman of the Launderers’ Company, the Security Professionals Company and the Scientific Instrument Makers’ Company. He served as Sheriff of the City of London from 2011 to 2012.