Alderman Fiona Woolf
Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE is the Lord Mayor of the City of London for the year 2013-14.
Ms Woolf took office as the 686th Lord Mayor of the City of London in November 2013. She is a solicitor having studied Law at the Universities of Keele and Strasbourg. She has worked for MS Cameron McKenna since 1978, and prior to this spent 5 years in the corporate and banking fields at Clifford Chance.
Having played key roles in the water and electricity privatisations, Fiona built an innovative energy and major projects practice. Her career has taken her to 40 jurisdictions, advising ver 28 governments and multi-lateral agencies such as the World Bank, on attracting investment in infrastructure and energy reforms. She received a CBE for her contribution to the UK knowledge economy and invisible earnings.
Ms Woolf was elected as Alderman for the Ward of Candlewick in 2007 and is President of its Ward Club. She is the Junior Warden of the City of London Solicitors’ Company, Honorary Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants, a Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers and of the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers. She is a Liveryman of the Arbitrators’ ompany and an Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Companies of the Security Professionals, Paviors, Fuellers, Turners and Lightmongers.
She was elected as President of the Law Society in 2006, serving for a year, and was a Member of the Competition Commission from 2005-13. In the 1990s she was Chairman of the International Committee of the Law Society and a WTO negotiator, in which capacity she supported Lord Mayors’ overseas visits. She is Trustee of Raleigh International and President of the Chelsea Opera.
Ms Woolf was awarded a senior fellowship at Harvard University in 2001-2 and honorary doctorates by Keele University and the College of Law.