John Stuttard

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John Boothman Stuttard
Lord Mayor of London - John Stuttard - Nov 2006.jpg
John Stuttard (waving from coach) during the Lord Mayor's Parade on 11 November 2006
679th Lord Mayor of London
In office
Preceded by David Brewer
Succeeded by David Lewis
Personal details
Nationality English

Sir John Boothman Stuttard (born 6 February 1945) is an English chartered accountant and was the Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2006/2007.

Early life[edit]

Stuttard was born in Burnley, Lancashire[1] and educated at Shrewsbury School and Churchill College, Cambridge.


He joined Cooper Brothers in 1967, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1970 and becoming a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He was a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1975 to 2005 and has been an adviser with the firm since then (including being Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board). From 1981, he spent two years on secondment to the British Cabinet Office advising the Central Policy Review Staff on nationalized industries and their privatisation. From 1983 to 1994 he was chairman of the firm's Scandinavian Group. He spent five years in China from 1994 to 1999 as the company's executive chairman.

In 2005 he served as a Sheriff of the City of London and in 2006 as Lord Mayor of London.

His charitable, business activities and public appointments have included:

  • Voluntary Service Overseas, Teacher with at SOAS College, Brunei (1966–67);
  • New Horizon Youth Centre in London’s West End, Honorary Treasurer (1972–77);
  • Cambridge University Appointments Board, Board Member, advising the Cambridge University Careers Service (1977–1981);
  • Totteridge Manor Association, an environmental charity, Director (1980–2005), Treasurer (1980–1994) and Chairman (2002–05);
  • China-Britain Business Council Director, (2000–06);
  • VSO Member, Fund Raising Advisory Board (2000–05), Council Member (2006–11), Honorary Vice-President (2011-);
  • Advisory Committee of the East Asia Institute of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Cambridge University Member, (2001-);
  • Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce, Director (2001–06), Chairman (2002–06), and Life President (2007-), ;
  • Justice of the Peace (2001-);
  • City of London: Alderman for Lime Street (2001-13), Sheriff (2005–06), Lord Mayor (2006–07);
  • Bridewell Royal Hospital Court Member and Fellow, (2002-13);
  • King Edward's School, Witley Governor, (2002-13);
  • Guild of Educators, "Sponsoring Alderman", (2002-13);
  • The Mayor of London’s Disaster Relief Appeal, Trustee, (2002-13);
  • Charities Aid Foundation, Trustee, (2003–2006 and 2007–08) and Chairman, Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee (2003–2006);
  • City of London Archaeological Trust, Trustee, (2003–11);
  • St Paul’s Cathedral Foundation - Adviser (2005–11), Trustee and Chairman (2011-13);
  • Morden College, Greenwich, an old-people’s home, Trustee, (2005-);
  • Totteridge Residents Association, Vice-President, (2006-13);
  • The Lord Mayor’s 800th Anniversary Appeal, to help young people travel Trustee, (2005-13);
  • Admiral of the Port of London (2006-7)
  • City University Chancellor, (2006-7);
  • HM Lieutenancy of London (2006-13)
  • London and Greater London Merchant Navy Association, President (2007-)
  • He is an Honorary Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, New York (2000), Honorary Doctor of Letters, City University (2006), an Honorary Fellow, Securities & Investment Institute (2007), and an honorary member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (2008);
  • Livery companies: Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass - Master (2009); the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - Master (2011); the Worshipful Company of Educators - Master (2013), and the Worshipful Company of Plumbers.
  • Kazakh-British Trade & Industry Council, Co-Chair (2009-13)
  • Churchill College, Cambridge - By-Fellow of the Moller Centre (2008-)
  • Shaftesbury Civic Society, President (2013-)
  • Author of three books The New Silk Road – Secrets of Business Success in China Today published by John Wiley (2000) and Whittington to World Financial Centre - The City of London and its Lord Mayor by Phillimore & Co (2008) and Travels in a Lifetime by John Stuttard (2015)

Honours and Awards[edit]


Civic offices
Preceded by
David William Brewer
679th Lord Mayor of the City of London
Succeeded by
David Lewis