Catherine McGuinness (English politician)

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Catherine McGuinness is a politician in the City of London Corporation. She is currently chair of the Policy and Resources Committee.

She is the daughter of two academics, the philosopher Brian McGuinness and the music historian Rosamond McGuinness. Her brother, Paddy McGuinness,[1] is currently the Deputy National Security Adviser for Intelligence, Security, and Resilience at the Cabinet Office, since 2014.

She has represented Castle Baynard ward since 1997.[2] In May 2017 she took over from Mark Boleat as chair of the Policy and Resources Committee of the City of London Corporation, having previously been deputy chairman.[3]

Her husband, John Gilbert, is chair of the Cripplegate Foundation[4] and was previously a Liberal Democrat councillor in Islington (20062014).

Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Boleat
Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee
City of London Corporation

May 2017 –


  1. ^ Lynch, Russell. "Meet Catherine McGuinness: City of London Corporation's policy chair". Evening Standard. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "City of London Corporation elects new Policy Chairman". City of London Corporation. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  3. ^ Chopra, Shruti Tripathi (4 May 2017). "This legal eagle just became City of London Corporation's new policy chair". City AM. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Register of interests for Catherine McGuinness, Deputy". / City of London Corporation. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017.