Fiona Woolf CBE

Lord Mayor of the City of London

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.