Sir David Wootton was the 684th Lord Mayor of the City of London, serving from 2011-2012. His role was to promote British goods and services, skill and expertise in key export markets and to act as a global ambassador in a year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Games.

Sir David has been a partner at Allen & Overy LLP, the international law firm, since 1979, advising on corporate transactions and corporate governance. He has served as President of the City of London Law Society and is President of the City of London Branch of the Institute of Directors. He is a Director of the Saudi British Joint Business Council and Co-Chairman of the Kazakh-British Trade and Industry Council. 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, BIS and TheCityUK, set up to promote the UK financial services sector around the world. He is Co-Chairman of the Board organising the Global Law Summit in London in February 2015.