The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli

Michael Mainelli is the 695th Lord Mayor of the City of London. The Lord Mayor acts as a spokesman for the City, leading overseas business delegations to key international markets on behalf of the UK financial and professional services industry. He has served as Alderman for Broad Street since 2013 and as Sheriff of the City of London 2019-2021. Significant past posts have included Almoner of Christ’s Hospital, International Financial Advisor to the Taoiseach, London Waterways Commissioner, Trustee of the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Originally a research scientist in aerospace and computing, Mainelli became a senior partner with accountants BDO Binder Hamlyn and later Corporate Development Director for Europe’s largest R&D firm, the Defence Evaluation & Research Agency. During a mergers & acquisitions spell in merchant banking with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, he co-founded Z/Yen in 1994, one of the City’s leading think-tanks, promoting societal advance through better finance and technology.