Ian David Luder (Alderman)

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Correspondence address: 
Members' Room
PO Box 270

Email:  ian.luder@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Mobile:  07795 122245

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Ian Luder served as the 681st Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2008/09.

Alderman Luder was born in London and educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School and University College London where he studied Economics and Economic History.  He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and as a Chartered Tax Adviser with Arthur Andersen and is a tax and financial planning specialist.  He was a partner in Arthur Andersen from 1989 to 2002, heading their Private Client Practice for over a decade.  From 2002 to 2009 he was  a partner with Grant Thornton UK LLP, specialising in tax affairs of professional partnerships and their partners, professional Institutions and Charities, as well as internationally mobile executives.  His client base has included many global partnerships.


Ian has always been interested in tax policy issues and served on the Council of the Chartered Institute of Taxation from 1983 to 1997.  He had a period chairing its Technical Committee, which is responsible for the formulation of technical representations to Government, and was President in 1994-95, the year it was awarded its Royal Charter. 


Ian's other main interest is Health. He was a non executive director of the Homerton University Hospital from 2002 to 2008, Deputy Chairman from 2004, and was Chairman of the Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, from 2012 to 2015, during which period he oversaw the hospital’s move from Special Measures to having one of the lowest mortality rates of a District General Hospital. He is a City Magistrate, and a Chairman of a Fitness to Practice Panel of the Nursing & Midwifery Council, and an independent member of a number of audit committees.


Alderman Luder has been an elected Member of a local authority since he was 25.  He was elected to the Court of Common Council for the Ward of Farringdon Without in 1998, and, following boundary changes in 2003, for the Ward of Castle Baynard, for which he was elected as Alderman in May 2005.  He was Chairman of the Corporation's Finance Committee from January 2003 to April 2006 and now chairs the City Gardens and Open Spaces Committee. He was Governor of The Honorable The Irish Society from 2012 to 2015.


Alderman Luder is on the Court of his mother Livery, the Worshipful Company of Coopers, and is a founder member and Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers. He was the Sponsoring Alderman of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars, the newest Livery Company, and served as its Master in its Livery Year 2014-15.  He is a member of the MCC, the City Livery Club, the Royal Society of St George and the Guild of Freemen.


Alderman Luder is associated with many charities, and was Chairman of the Trustees of TaxAid, the charity which provides tax advice to those unable to afford representation.  He was one of the City-appointed Trustees of the City Parochial Foundation from 1999 to 2007 and a Governor of the Royal Veterinary College. 


Alderman Luder’s wife Lin is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Companies of Fletchers and Carmen.  She was Chairman of her Ward Club, Coleman Street, in 2005/06 and is President of the City Branch of St John Ambulance and a trained St John volunteer


When away from work and City matters, Alderman Luder relaxes by watching Rugby and Cricket and by gardening.