Alderman Vincent KeavenyRepresentative of the Lord Mayor of the City of London
Alderman Vincent Keaveny was the Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2021/22, having served as the Sheriff of the City of London for the year 2018/19.
Vincent is a partner in international business law firm DLA Piper where he advises on finance and debt capital market transactions in the UK and Europe. Until 2019, he was the international co-chair of the financial services sector at DLA Piper. In 2014/15, he served as the president of the City of London Law Society. He is an honorary bencher of Gray’s Inn. Vincent is currently the chair of the Samuel Wilson’s Loan Trust and a governor of the City of London School.
Vincent’s mayoral theme — ‘People and Purpose’ — championed a purpose-led and people-focused UK FPS sector, growing the global competitiveness of the UK as a world leader in ESG and sustainable finance and home to the best and most diverse global talent, driving social mobility at all levels.
Vincent is a graduate of University College Dublin (UCD) and Trinity College, Dublin. He was recognized in 2018 by UCD as its Law Alumnus of the Year. He holds a doctorate of science (honoris causa) from University of London.
Lord JohnsonMinister of State, Department for Business and Trade
Lord Dominic Johnson of Lainston, CBE was appointed the minister of state in the Department for Business and Trade on the 7th February 2023. He was previously the minister of state (minister for investment) in the Department for International Trade between the 24th November 2022 and the 7th February 2023. He was the minister of state jointly in the Department for International Trade and the Cabinet Office between the 2nd October 2022 and the 28th October 2022. He has spent over 25 years in financial services, beginning his career at Robert Fleming in 1995, before moving to Hong Kong to work for Jardine Fleming and then in 2002, after a series of dotcom start-ups, heading marketing for Lloyd George Asset Management, an emerging markets specialist firm. In 2007, he co-founded Somerset Capital Management as an employee-owned democratic partnership, focusing on pension fund management in developing countries. Between the 9th November 2022 and the 2nd October 2022, Lord Dominic was a non-executive board member of the Department for International Trade. He was the chair of the department’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee. Between 2017 and 2019, he was the vice-chairman of the Conservative Party.