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12 November 2012
12/11/2012 Lord Mayor begins term in office by opening trading at the London Stock Exchange

The Lord Mayor’s first official engagement following the Lord Mayor’s show was opening of trading at the London Stock Exchange this morning.

Lord Mayor Roger Gifford said: “The London Stock Exchange is a hugely important institution for the UK, at the heart of the global financial market. Its history of integrity and expertise demonstrates those traits which make the City of London the world’s leading financial centre and I am delighted to be opening trading this morning.”

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Alexander Justham, CEO, London Stock Exchange plc said: “We are delighted that the Lord Mayor is able to mark the beginning of his term in office by opening trading at London Stock Exchange. The Lord Mayor plays a key role in promoting London around the world and we wish him well for the year ahead.”

Alderman Roger Gifford was elected as the 685th Lord Mayor of the City of London, to serve as the global ambassador for UK-based financial and business services. Alderman Gifford, who served as Sheriff of the City in 2008/9, was born in St Andrews, Scotland and educated at Sedbergh and Oxford. He joined S.G. Warburg & Co in 1978, working in international banking and capital markets.

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