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Sir David Wootton

Alderman Sir David Wootton was a lawyer, a partner in Allen & Overy LLP, the international law firm, from 1979 to 2015. He advised on corporate finance transactions and best-practice compliance with law and regulation in corporate governance.

Sir David was elected to Common Council in 2002 and has been an Alderman of the City of London representing the Ward of Langbourn since 2005. He served as Sheriff of the City of London in 2009-2010 and was the 684th Lord Mayor of the City of London, serving from 2011-2012. 

He is on the Board of TheCityUK. He is Vice Chairman of the International Trade and Investment Group, the private sector arm of the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board of HM Treasury and TheCityUK, set up to promote the UK financial services sector around the world. He is a past President of the City of London Law Society, past Master of the City of London Solicitors Company and is President of the City of London Branch of the Institute of Directors. He was Chairman of the Board organising the Global Law Summit in London in February 2015. He is an Honorary Bencher of Grays Inn and a Magistrate on the Central London Bench. He is a Director of The International Dispute Resolution Centre and Honorary Doctor of Laws City University London.

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