Alison Gowman elected new Sheriff of the City of London

The London Road Safety Council (LRSC) would like to congratulate its Chair, Alderman Alison Gowman, on her election as Sheriff of the City of London.

Sheriffs have served since Anglo-Saxon times and been appointed by citizens of London since 1132.

The role, a precursor to becoming Lord Mayor, also involves supporting judges at the Central Criminal Court – the Old Bailey – where the Sheriffs work and reside – and promoting the importance of the rule of law.

On election, Alison said: “Sheriff is a role that carries the weight of history but one which offers a great opportunity to play a part in helping the City recover from the pandemic.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the Lord Mayor to ensure the Square Mile remains not just a global financial hub but a sustainable City with green finance at its core.”

Cllr Richard Livingstone, Chair of the LRSC’s Executive Committee, said: “On behalf of the trustees and the wider membership, I would like to express our truly heartfelt congratulations on your election to the office of Sheriff of the City of London.

“It is the most marvellous achievement and we are all so delighted for you, noting the recognition of a tremendous contribution to public and civic life to date and the platform and opportunity to realise so much more.

“At the LRSC, we realise how fortunate we are to have you as our Chair, at this time in particular, when the demands on you have so multiplied.

“We realise that we may not see as much of you over the coming months but look forward to hearing news of your successes in this exciting and prestigious role.”

05 October 2021