City of London Corporation appoints new Executive Director of Mansion House & Central Criminal Court

The City of London Corporation has appointed Vic Annells as its Executive Director for Mansion House & the Central Criminal Court.

Mr Annells is currently the Director for the Department for International Trade in Saudi Arabia and was the HM Consul General in Milan.

Beginning his career with the Post Office he went on to gain international experience working in Africa, the Middle East and Europe in the public and private sectors, as well as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Department for International Trade.

He holds a master’s degree from Cambridge in International Relations.

His remit will involve supporting and advising the Lord Mayor of the City of London to serve as the global ambassador for the UK-based financial and professional services industry. He will also manage the UK’s leading criminal court, known as the Old Bailey.

John Barradell, Town Clerk & Chief Executive at the City of London Corporation, said:

“My colleagues and I are delighted to be working with Vic, who will bring a wealth of experience to this role.”

Vic Annells said:

“I look forward to supporting the Lord Mayor in promoting London as the world’s leading financial centre and developing our overseas business programme to ensure maximum impact for the City and the UK.

“The Mansion House and the Central Criminal Court, where some of the UK’s highest profile criminal trials are held, are a major part of the City Corporation’s role in keeping London and the nation globally competitive.”

Mr Annells will take up the post from 11 September 2017.