Michael Bear (Lord Mayor)
|Sir Michael Bear|
|683rd Lord Mayor of London|
12 November 2010 – 11 November 2011
|Metropolitan Mayor||Boris Johnson|
|Preceded by||Nick Anstee|
|Succeeded by||Sir David Wootton|
|Born||21 January 1953
|Spouse(s)||Barbara née Sandler|
|Alma mater||Clifton College, Witwatersrand Univ;
|Profession||Property & construction|
Sir Michael David Bear (born 21 January 1953, Kenya) was the 683rd Lord Mayor of London, whose one-year term began on 12 November 2010 and ended 11 November 2011. He is the Alderman of the Ward of Portsoken and previously represented that Ward as Common Councilman and Deputy. In 2007 he was elected as Aldermanic Sheriff of London (for a one-year term).
A liveryman of the Paviors' Company, he subsequently joined the Chartered Surveyors' and Engineers' Companies. Bear was a key figure in the redevelopment of Spitalfields Market, situated just to the northeast of the City in Tower Hamlets.
As Lord Mayor, Bear served in an ambassadorial role not just for the Square Mile, but for the whole of the UK-wide financial and professional services industry. He was also ex-officio Chancellor of City University London during his Lord Mayoral term (2010–11).
Early life and education
Sir Michael was born in Nairobi, in Kenya, and grew up in Cyprus. Later he went to school at Clifton College in Bristol, before studying at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and Cranfield University in the UK.
Married to Barbara Sandler, they have a son named Marc and a daughter named Amy.
- Shemer, Nadav (3 July 2011). "London lord mayor opens trading at TA stock exchange". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
City of London Lord Mayor Michael Bear opened trading at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on Sunday, ahead of a panel discussion on opportunities for cooperation between London and Tel Aviv.
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Lord Mayor of London
Sir David Wootton