Thursday 8 June 2023, London
Ian is the 51st Town and Clerk of the City of London Corporation. As well as the usual local authority functions the City is the voice and convenor for the UK’s financial and professional services sector globally, representing 2.3m people, generating £100bn in taxes for the UK.
Ian Thomas CBE is Town Clerk and CEO of the City of London Corporation. The Corporation is the government of the square mile, representing the UK’s financial and professional services sector on a global stage. Prior to this he was CEO of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, working with members, staff and partners to deliver an impressive response to COVID19, outstanding, award-winning public services and a £1.2bn regeneration programme, underpinned by a robust medium term financial strategy. In 2019, he was made a Commander of the British Empire for leadership in local government and Children’s Services.