An international ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services sector, the Lord Mayor also heads the City of London Corporation, the governing body of the Square Mile. It is an annually elected role with each new Lord Mayor taking office in November.
694th Lord Mayor of the City of London
During his year as Lord Mayor, Alderman Lyons will act as a spokesman for the City, leading overseas business delegations to key international markets on behalf of the UK financial and professional services industry.
In the role he will meet government representatives, alongside business leaders and policy makers both at home and abroad. He will look to strengthen economic ties with the UK, identify new business opportunities and promote the UK as a top global destination for foreign investment.
During his year as Lord Mayor, Alderman Lyons will champion Financing our Future promoting a resilient, resourceful and responsible city, deploying capital and expertise to supercharge economic growth nationwide and grow our global competitiveness.
Financing our Future will focus on driving growth and investment especially in the areas of long-term infrastructure lending, green and sustainable finance, boosting the early stage growth economy by mobilising private savings and pension funds and attracting international asset owners to have more of their money managed by asset managers in the UK. All of which will be underpinned by a commitment to financial inclusion for all.