Fiona Woolf CBE
Fiona is an energy and infrastructure lawyer and led the legal team that delivered the restructuring and privatisation of the National Grid. She is a world-leading legal advisor on energy reforms designed to increase efficiency and attract investment, and has worked in more than 40 countries on regulation, infrastructure projects and market implementation, particularly in the electricity sector. Most recently, Fiona worked with the World Bank on regional transmission-line projects to enable post-conflict countries, such as Liberia and Sierra Leone, to import electricity. She was made the first female partner at CMS Cameron McKenna in 1981 and received a CBE in 2002 for her contribution to the UK knowledge economy. She was elected as an Alderman in 2007 and is the 686th Lord Mayor of the City of London, beginning her one year term on Friday 9th November 2013.

Entries by Fiona Woolf CBE

The Future of Capitalism Depends on Deploying All of Our Human Capital Effectively

(54) Comments | Posted 27 May 2014 | (09:23)

Today, I am hosting one of the most star-studded gatherings of recent times at the City's Mansion House. Economic and political luminaries from across the globe are attending, including President Bill Clinton, Head of the IMF Christine Lagarde, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, former White House advisor Larry Summers,...

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We Must Challenge Ourselves to Achieve a Truly Meritocratic Workplace

(0) Comments | Posted 17 March 2014 | (14:06)

As only the second female Lord Mayor since 1187, I found International Women's Day on Saturday 8 March an important opportunity to reflect on how attitudes towards gender and diversity have changed over the 106 years since it was first held, and to look to the future to see the...

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As Lord Mayor, I Hope to Better Enable Young Women to Fulfil Their Business Ambitions

(6) Comments | Posted 8 November 2013 | (23:00)

On Saturday, I will become only the second woman in the City of London's 800 year history to step into the Lord Mayor's Coach for the official ride at the Lord Mayor's Show. I am excited to be the latest custodian of this amazing role and to become one small...

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