Lord Mayor of the City of London
Alderman William Russell was born in London in 1965 and educated at Eton College and Durham University. Hetook office as the 692ndLord Mayor of the City of London on 8thNovember 2019. His mayoral theme for his time in office is “Global UK –The New Future”, supporting businesses through the COVID19 crisis, speeding the recovery and seizing the opportunities of the new future.William has over thirty years’ experience in the financial and business City including holding senior positions in the national and international Banking sector. In 1987 he went to work for First Boston Corporation before joining Merrill Lynch in 1992 as an Investment Banker in Institutional Equity Sales, working in Asia, New York and London. William is currently Chair of CDAM, a London based Asset Management business and Senior Advisor to STJ Advisors.William served on the Board of Innovate Finance, the industry body for the UK based Fintech communityandis also an educational entrepreneur. He has many charitable interests; he has served as Chair of the Development Board of the Royal Court Theatre, a Board Member of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and on the Council of the Royal Theatrical Support Trust.