Jeffrey Evans, 4th Baron Mountevans

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Mountevans
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688th Lord Mayor of London
In office
13 November 2015 – 11 November 2016
Metropolitan Mayor Boris Johnson
Sadiq Khan
Preceded by Sir Alan Yarrow
Succeeded by Sir Andrew Parmley[1]
Member of the House of Lords
Assumed office
8 July 2015
Preceded by 3rd Viscount Tenby
Sheriff of London
In office
September 2012 – September 2013
Alongside Nigel Pullman
Preceded by Alan Yarrow
Wendy Mead
Succeeded by Sir Paul Judge
Robert Waddingham
Personal details
Born (1948-05-13) 13 May 1948 (age 70)
Gothenburg, Sweden[2]
Political party Crossbench
Spouse(s) Juliet née Wilson (m.1972)
Children 2
Parents Richard Evans, 2nd Baron Mountevans;
Deirdre O'Connell
Alma mater Pembroke College, Cambridge
Website www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

Jeffrey Richard de Corban Evans, 4th Baron Mountevans, JP (born 13 May 1948) is a London shipbroker and UK hereditary peer, who served as Lord Mayor of London from 2015 to 2016.[3]

Lord Mountevans was elected a City Alderman in 2007, served as Sheriff in 2012–13 and was Lord Mayor for 2015–16.[4][5] He sits in the House of Lords as an hereditary peer, having been elected in the Crossbench Hereditary Peers' By-election of July 2015, following the 3rd Viscount Tenby's retirement from Parliament.[6]

Biography[edit]

The younger son of Richard, 2nd Baron Mountevans,[7] he succeeded to his title on the death without issue in 2014 of his elder brother Broke, 3rd Baron Mountevans.[8] He speaks fluent Norwegian as his grandmother on his father's side was a native of Norway.

Previously styled The Hon. Jeffrey Evans, he was educated at Pangbourne College, before going up to Pembroke College, Cambridge where he read economics and took the degree of MA (Cantab).

The City and shipping[edit]

Lord Mountevans is a director of gas chartering at Clarkson plc and a member of the Baltic Exchange.[9] He served as Prime Warden of the Shipwrights' Company for 2006–07 before his election as Alderman for the City Ward of Cheap in 2007,[10] and was Sheriff of London for 2012–13.[11] At the Michaelmas Common Hall in 2015 he was elected to serve as Lord Mayor for the ensuing year, taking office on 13 November 2015.[12] He is also a liveryman of the Goldsmiths' and World Traders' Companies.

Mountevans' many charitable involvements include being a Trustee of Seafarers UK, a leading national maritime charity, President of the City of London Sea Cadets[13] and a Council Member of the White Ensign Association,[14] which offers advice to all ranks of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines on employment, pensions and other financial matters.

Family[edit]

In 1972 he married Juliet née Wilson, daughter of John, 2nd Baron Moran, KCMG, and lives at Kensington, London.

Lord and Lady Mountevans have two sons: The Hon. Alexander Evans (born 1975), heir apparent to the family title, and The Hon. Julian Evans (born 1977).

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Broke Evans
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Baron Mountevans

2014–present
Incumbent
Heir apparent:
Hon. Alexander Evans
Civic offices
Preceded by
Sir Alan Yarrow
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Lord Mayor of London

2015–2016
Succeeded by
Andrew Parmley