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Resolved: - That the minutes of the Court of Aldermen held on 15TH May 2023 were correctly recorded.
[The minutes of the Court of Common Council were on the table.]
Resolutions on retirements, Congratulatory Resolutions, Memorials etc.
Resolved Unanimously:- That in taking their leave of Alderman Ian David Luder, CBE
upon his retirement as Alderman for the Ward of Castle Baynard, this Court desires to place on record its most sincere appreciation of the service that he has given to the City Corporation and, in particular, to this Court, over the past twenty-five years.
Ian has been the elected member of a local authority since he was 25 years old. His service with the Corporation began when he was first elected to the Court of Common Council for the Ward of Farrington Without in 1998. Subsequently, in 2005, he was admitted to this Court as Alderman for the Ward of Castle Baynard. In 2007, Ian was elected to the Office of Sheriff of the City of London and, in 2008, as the City’s 681st Lord Mayor. During his Mayoralty, Ian worked tirelessly, with the support of his wife Lin, as an ambassador for London, promoting the City as a top-tier global financial centre. Ian has been re-elected to this Court twice, first in 2011 and again most recently in 2017. During his time as Senior Aldermen of this Court, Ian has taken part in once-in-a-lifetime events such as her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee and the recent coronation of our new monarch, King Charles III.
Ian has served on over 20 different committees during his time with the Corporation, including as Chairman or Deputy Chairman of at least nine of those, including, most notably, the Finance Committee, the Audit & Risk Management Committee and the Local Government Pensions Board.
Born at Mile End Hospital and educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Ian went on to study Economics and Economic History at University College London. As a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, he was a
The Chamberlain presented the names of one hundred and ninety one persons to be made free of this City, and it is Ordered that they be admitted into the Freedom of this City accordingly, as follows:-
Report: Nominations Committee of Aldermen
Election of Lord Mayor – Arrangements for Common Hall
The Court of Aldermen considered a recommendation of its Nominations Committee of Aldermen relative to electoral procedures for Common Hall and Mayoral elections.
Resolved Unanimously: - That the Court of Aldermen agree:
(a) That an Alderman in formal nomination may seek the Court’s agreement for their name not to be listed and read out in Common Hall;
(b) That there be an undertaking that all Aldermen past the Chair will (unless specifically requested) not have their names listed and read out in Common Hall;
(c) That all current Aldermen be asked to acknowledge the undertaking and that it be added to the list of those signed by new Aldermen;
(d) That those Aldermen who wish their names to be listed in nomination in Common Hall submit their CV and updated declarations by 1st September in any given year to the Chair of the Nominations Committee;
(e) That where an Aldermanic Sheriff is in nomination, his or her role as Returning Officer should be undertaken by the Comptroller and City Solicitor, or in his or her absence, the Remembrancer; and
(f) That the Comptroller and City Solicitor and the Remembrancer should act as Returning Officers where there are two Aldermanic Sheriffs in nomination.
Report: General Purposes Committee of Aldermen
There was no report.
The Town Clerk lay before the Court a letter of surrender of office from Alderman Sir William Russell offering to surrender his Office of Alderman of the Ward of Bread Street.