City figures honoured in New Year Honours

City figures honoured in New Year Honours

Three City of London Corporation figures have been honoured in the New Year Honours, recognising their contributions to Education, Charity, planning, local government, and business.

The three honoured are:

  • Sir Andrew Parmley – Knighthood
    • As the Lord Mayor of London for 2016/2017 Sir Andrew travelled to 24 countries overseas promoting London as the world’s leading city in which to do business. Sir Andrew also worked to promote numerous charitable causes through his Lord Mayor’s Appeal, promote apprenticeships, and has worked to develop the City’s relationship with the regions, particularly around his hometown of Blackpool. Sir Andrew has been an elected member at the City of London Corporation since 1992.
  • Annie Hampson – OBE
    • Annie Hampson serves as the Square Mile’s chief planning officer, and has overseen the development of the City’s ‘Eastern Cluster’ of tall buildings. Annie has worked for four local authorities since 1974, and has been with the City of London for 28 years. In her time at the City of London Corporation more than one third of the City has been redeveloped. Annie is also actively involved in charitable work.
  • Mrs Ann Pembroke –
    • Anne Pembroke served as elected member at the City of London Corporation for more than 39 years, serving the Ward of Cheap. Mrs Pembroke was particularly committed to preserving the City’s cultural history, serving on the Culture, Heritage, and Libraries Committee for more than 15 years.

Past Lord Mayor, Sir Andrew Parmley said:

“I’m delighted to be recognised in the New Year Honours.

“Spending a year as Lord Mayor of London, representing this great city across the world at this important time was a privilege, but my fondest memories will be of the important charitable, cultural, and education work my wife Wendy and I were able to accomplish over the course of my year in office.

“I am incredibly optimistic about the City’s continued position as the most dynamic and innovative financial centre in the world.”



About the City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation provides local government and policing services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the 'Square Mile'. In addition, the City Corporation has three roles:

  • We support London’s communities by working in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on economic regeneration, education and skills. In addition, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, makes grants of around £20 million annually to tackle disadvantage across London.
  • We also help look after key London heritage and green spaces including Tower Bridge, the Museum of London, Barbican Arts Centre, City gardens, Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, Burnham Beeches, and important commons in London.
  • We also support and promote the ‘City’ as a world-leading financial and business hub, with outward and inward business delegations, high-profile civic events and research-driven policies, all reflecting a long-term approach.

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