At a time of global economic instability and turbulence, the Lord Mayor uses his annual Gresham College lecture to take a look forward to what the future might hold for the City of London as a global financial centre.
This lecture by the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Nicholas Anstee, was the annual Lord Mayor's Gresham Lecture, delivered in Mansion House in central London.
Nicholas Anstee was the 682nd Lord Mayor of London, serving between 2009 and 2010.
Nick was educated at Stamford School and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982. He completed an Executive Education Programme at INSEAD in 2000 and was awarded an honorary Corporate Finance qualification by the ICAEW in November 2006. He joined the global professional services firm Arthur Andersen in 1994, becoming a Partner in its Corporate Finance practice. He is now a Senior Director at the international law firm SJ Berwin. Nick was elected Alderman for the Ward of Aldersgate in 1996 having represented that ward as a Common Councilman since 1987 and served as Sheriff of the City of London in 2003/04. He has served on many of the City of London Corporation's key committees, including three years as Chairman of its Central Markets Committee.