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Date updated: 26/04/2024

International ambassador role

The Lord Mayor of the City of London serves as an international ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services industry, representing both London, the world’s leading financial centre, as well as the UK’s regional hubs in priority growth markets overseas.

The Lord Mayor often makes overseas visits as the head of City business delegations, opening the door to markets overseas for British businesses looking to expand internationally. As a representative of one of the UK’s leading industries the Lord Mayor meets with Central Bank Governors, Finance Ministers, trade body representatives, and business leaders to discuss how London’s unmatched offer can help businesses and governments achieve their goals for growth and investment.

The Lord Mayor’s Overseas Engagement Programme is organised in conjunction with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London and Partners, and the Department for International Trade.