Andrew Parmley

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Sir Andrew Parmley
689th Lord Mayor of London
In office
11 November 2016 – 10 November 2017
Metropolitan Mayor Sadiq Khan
Preceded by The Lord Mountevans
Succeeded by Charles Bowman
Personal details
Born Andrew Charles Parmley
October 1956 (age 61–62)
Nationality  United Kingdom
Spouse(s) Wendy Parmley
Alma mater Royal Academy of Music[2]
Occupation Educator

Sir Andrew Charles Parmley (born October 1956) is principal of the Harrodian School in Barnes, and was the Lord Mayor of London for 2016–17.[3][4][5][6]

Early life[edit]

Parmley was born in Manchester, the third of three sons. Having shown an early interest, he started playing the organ, passing the ARCO at 16 and the FRCO aged 18, then won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. He then studied for a Masters at Manchester University, then studied at Royal Holloway,[2] and Jesus College, Cambridge.[1]


Parmley has been Director of Music at Forest School near Snaresbrook, then at South Hampstead High School, and the Grey Coat Hospital in Westminster. He is currently Principal of the Harrodian School.[1]

Livery companies and the City[edit]

He was first elected a Common Councilman for Vintry Ward in 1992 and became its Alderman in 2001.[1]

His Mother Company is The Musicians, of which he is a Past Master. He is also a Past Master of Parish Clerks',[1] The Worshipful Company of Glass-Sellers of London, and is the first from that livery to be elected as Lord Mayor.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Parmley is married to Wendy Parmley, who is currently Senior Warden of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.[8]


Parmley was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to Music, Education and Civic Engagement.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Women in the City - Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley". Women in the City Future Leaders Award. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  2. ^ a b "Encounters: Andrew Parmley, Lord Mayor of the City of London". Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  3. ^ "City of London - Member details - The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor, Dr Andrew Charles Parmley MusM Hon FGS (Alderman)". 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  4. ^ "The new lord mayor will be the principal of a prestigious West London school, the City of London Corporation has announced | City A.M". City A.M. 2016-09-29. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  5. ^ "Lord Mayor's Show 2016". Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  6. ^ "Trustees". City Music Foundation. Archived from the original on 2016-11-15. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  7. ^ "Past Master Andrew Parmley elected Lord Mayor - The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London". 2016-09-29. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  8. ^ "ITC - WCIT - Master and Wardens". Worshipful Company of Information Technologists. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  9. ^ "No. 62150". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2017. p. N2.
Civic offices
Preceded by
The Lord Mountevans
Lord Mayor of London
Succeeded by
Charles Bowman