Welcome to the New Lord Mayor
13 November 2023
The Brewers’ Company welcomes the new Lord Mayor of the City of London, Michael Mainelli, who was admitted to the post in a traditional Silent Ceremony on Friday 10 November.
Elected annually, the Lord Mayor of the City of London is an international ambassador for the UK's financial and professional services sector. You can find out more about the connection between Livery Companies like the Brewers’ Company and the City of London and the Lord Mayor on our website at https://www.brewershall.co.uk/the-company/city-of-london.
Professor Michael Mainelli was born in Seattle and educated at Harvard University and Trinity College Dublin; he has a PhD from the London School of Economics. Originally a research scientist in aerospace and computing, he became a senior partner with accountants BDO Binder Hamlyn and later Corporate Development Director for Europe’s largest R&D firm, the Defence Evaluation & Research Agency. He has served as Alderman for Broad Street since 2013 and as Sheriff of the City of London 2019-2021. Significant past posts have included Almoner of Christ’s Hospital, International Financial Advisor to the Taoiseach, London Waterways Commissioner, Trustee of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and Trustee of Ocean Alliance. He has connections with several Livery Companies, including having been Master of the World Traders’ Company.
During his year in office, Alderman Mainelli will promote his Theme of Connect to Prosper – an initiative focused on harnessing the City’s vast knowledge ecosystem, with over 40 learned societies, 70 higher education institutions and 130 research institutions in and around the City. Connect to Prosper will bring together leaders from the scientific, academic and business worlds to demonstrate the City’s strengths in solving global challenges.