Nick Anstee

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Nick Anstee
Nick Anstee (cropped).jpg
682nd Lord Mayor of London
In office
13 November 2009 – 12 November 2010
Preceded by Ian Luder CBE
Succeeded by Michael Bear
Personal details
Born (1958-05-27) 27 May 1958 (age 57)
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Claire, née Cooper
Children 3 daughters: Becca, Megan and Jen
Residence Barbican EC2
Alma mater INSEAD
Profession Accountant
Religion Anglican

Nicholas John Anstee (born 27 May 1958, North Cotswold) was the 682nd Lord Mayor of the City of London, from 2009 to 2010. He continues as the Alderman of the Ward of Aldersgate and has served as a representative in the City since his election as a Common Councillor in 1987.[1]

Early life[edit]

Alderman Anstee was born in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, the son of Wing Commander Peter Anstee by his wife Ann Price. He attended Stamford School in Lincolnshire, before going to INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Staffordshire University.


Having qualified as a chartered accountant in 1982, he worked for a number of clearing banks before becoming a partner in Arthur Andersen. He then moved to Deloitte and Touche. Anstee is now a senior director of the international law firm SJ Berwin.

He served as Sheriff of the City of London in 2003.[2]

Whilst serving as Lord Mayor of London (2009-2010), Alderman Anstee was the Chancellor of City University London.

In 2010, he was given an Award of Doctor of Science honoris causa by City University London. Uniquely, he received no state honour upon his retirement as Lord Mayor.

Personal life[edit]

He married Claire Cooper in 1983. They have three daughters (born March 1985, July 1987 and January 1993), who attended the City of London School for Girls.


  1. ^ City of London Corporation Nick Anstee profile
  2. ^ "Mr Alderman and Sheriff Nick Anstee Sheriff of the City of London 2003/2004" (PDF). City of London. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 

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Civic offices
Preceded by
Ian Luder
Lord Mayor of the City of London
Succeeded by
Michael Bear