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Title: Alderman

Ward: Candlewick

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Correspondence address: 
Members' Room
PO Box 270


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Fiona Woolf has advised over 28 governments and the World Bank on privatisation and energy reforms.  She has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with regulation, market design, implementation and major projects in the electricity and water industries – culmination in a CBE for her contribution to the UK knowledge economy and invisible earnings.


At CMS Cameron McKenna, Fiona has built an innovative energy and major projects practice in energy reforms and infrastructure projects that combines law, engineering and economics successfully building on the gaps and overlaps.  Over the last 20 years Fiona has worked around the globe in India, Australia, Asia, USA, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia, whilst establishing a unique reputation in the City of London for her creativity in this specialised and highly interactive field.


Fiona Woolf is an Alderman (for the Ward of Candlewick), was Sheriff in the City of London in 2010/11 and served as Lord Mayor in 2013/14.  She is a past President of the Law Society of England and Wales.  She is a Member of the Competition Commission, a consultant to the World Bank, a trustee of Raleigh International, a Member of the Competition Commission from 2005 – 2013, and President of the Chelsea Opera Group.


Fiona studied Law at Keele University and Comparative Law at the University of Strasbourg.  She qualified as a solicitor in 1973 and worked in the corporate and banking fields at Clifford Chance.  She became a partner in CMS Cameron McKenna in 1981.  She was awarded a Senior Fellowship at Harvard University in 2001/2, where she wrote a book on electricity transmission system expansion.  She has been awarded honorary doctorates by Keele University and the University of Law (of which Fiona is Chancellor) and is an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple.  She was awarded a DBE in 2014. 


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