Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley is the new Lord Mayor of London. He was admitted to office as the 689th Lord Mayor, at the traditional Silent Ceremony at the Guildhall in the City of London on the afternoon of 11 November for a one year term.
He succeeds the outgoing Lord Mayor, Jeffrey Mountevans, and takes over the important role of representing the City of London on the world stage. The Lord Mayor acts as a spokesperson for the City, building economic ties to strengthen the UK.
Dr Parmley does not have a traditional City business background, although he has many connections with City livery companies. He is currently Principal of the Harrodian School in Barnes, and has wide experience in the creative industries, education and music. He has been the organist at the St James Garlickhythe church for 35 years.
The Marketors were represented at the Silent Ceremony by the Master, David Pearson, the Master Elect, Sue Garland Worthington, the Senior Warden Elect. Richard Christou, the Junior Warden Elect, Andrew Cross, Court Assistant Roz Morris, and the Clerk, John Hammond.
To learn more about the Silent Ceremony read the Masters blog