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  1. Rector
About City


The Rector of City, University of London is The Lord Mayor of London.

Lord Mayor of London 2018 to 2019 Alderman Peter EstlinAlderman Peter Estlin became the 691st Lord Mayor of the City of London and Rector of City, University of London on Friday on 9th November 2018.

A Senior Advisor to Barclays plc., he trained as a Chartered Accountant, becoming a partner with Coopers & Lybrand in 1993. The majority of his career has been spent in Banking, initially as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Salomon Brothers Asia, then CFO for Citigroup’s Investment and Corporate Banking divisions in New York and London. He joined Barclays in 2008 as Group Financial Controller and has been CFO of the Retail & Business Banking and Non-Core divisions as well as Acting Group CFO.

Peter was elected an Alderman of the City of London in 2013 and elected Sheriff for the City of London for the year 2016/17. His civic responsibilities include being a member of the City of London Corporation’s Education Board, Finance and Establishment Committees.

He was Master of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers in 2017-18, and a Court Assistant of the Chartered Accountants and Educators, as well as an Ironmonger.

His non-executive appointments include HM Treasury (NED Audit Committee - 2015 to date), London Fairness Commission (Commissioner - 2015 to date), Morden College (Trustee - 2015 to date), Bridewell Royal Hospital, a foundation for disadvantaged children (Chairman - 2006 to date; Governor - 1993 to date) and British Airways International Advisory Board (Chairman - 2007 to 2015).

Peter is dedicating his mayoral programme to “Shaping Tomorrow’s City Today”. This will include promoting innovation and technology; championing digital skills; and addressing digital and social inclusion.

Born in Portsmouth and educated at Bristol University, he is married to Lindy, has one son, James, and two daughters, Victoria and Annabel.