This week Ian Thomas CBE set out his vision for the City of London Corporation at our Court or Common Council meeting earlier this week, before a vote to endorse his appointment as our new Town Clerk and Chief Executive.

Ian takes over in February after a four-year stint as Chief Executive at the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and will succeed current incumbent John Barradell, who steps down on 31 December after 10 years in the role.

The Town Clerk, a position dating back to the 13th century, acts as head of the paid service, leading over 4,000 City Corporation staff, and is the organisation’s principal adviser to elected Members on matters of policy.