Alderman Peter Estlin took office as the 691st Lord Mayor of the City of London on 9th November 2018; a role that supports and promotes the UK's financial and professional services by promoting the City of London as a place to do business.
Peter is a senior banker with over twenty-five years’ experience with Barclays and Citigroup in London, New York and Hong Kong and has been instrumental in the digitisation of the retail banking industry. He served as CFO for Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Banking divisions in New York and London. In 2001, Peter led the recovery of Citigroup’s banking operations in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, helping to stabilise the US banking system. He is currently a Senior Advisor to Barclays in London.
He serves on the Audit Committee of HM Treasury and was latterly Chairman of the British Airways International Advisory Board. He served as a Commissioner on both the Royal Borough of Greenwich and pan-London Fairness Commissions, focusing on equality of opportunity in education and housing. He was elected Alderman for the Ward of Coleman Street in 2013. He is Master of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (2017/18), a Court Assistant of the Worshipful Companies of Chartered Accountants, Educators, and Ironmongers, and sponsoring Alderman for the newly formed Guild of Human Resource Professionals. He is also a member of the Guild of Freemen and the City Livery Club.