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Title: Alderman

Ward: Walbrook

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Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Members' Room
PO Box 270


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Committee appointments

Appointments to outside bodies

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Having obtained a BSc Econ Honours degree from the LSE, John Garbutt entered the City in 1975 to work for Rowe & Pitman. He was subsequently employed by ICI, Touche Remnant, Schroders and became a Director at Kleinwort Benson in 1987. He then worked at HSBC from 1991, where he was head of various departments and retired as Director, Global Head of Corporate Governance in 2013.  He is now a Non-Executive Director of the Stobart Group and Chairman of their Remuneration Committee.  He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (FCSI) and a member of the CFA Institute. 


John is Alderman for Walbrook Ward; a member of the Court of Common Council and various City Corporation Committees. He is Renter Bailiff (equivalent to Senior Warden) of the Weavers Livery Company; is on the Court of the Joiners & Ceilers Livery companies and is a Liveryman and Finance Committee member of the International Bankers Livery company. He is President of the Ward of Walbrook Ward Club and a member of two others, Cheap and Coleman Street, as well as being Deputy Chairman of the Parochial Church Council and a Church Warden at  St Stephen Walbrook Church.  He is also involved in numerous UK and international charitable organisations, including being a Life Vice President of the British Red Cross, is a Justice of the Peace, and is an Honorary Visiting Professor and a Member of the Advisory Board of London Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Business and Law and a Visiting Professor of the University of West London.  John is also Chairman of International Students’ Trust, a Trustee of Asthma UK, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Royal Geographical Society; and President of the City Livery Club. Furthermore, John is a Council member of the Royal Society of St George (City branch) and a Court Assistant of the Guild of Freemen of the City of London.


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