Alderman Sir Roger Gifford : Court Assistant

Alderman Roger Gifford
Freeman: 2004, Liveryman 2005, Court Assistant 2009
Alderman Sir Roger Gifford was born in Scotland and educated at Sedbergh and Trinity College, Oxford. He joined S G Warburg & Co in the 70s, working in international banking and capital markets. In 1982 he left to join a new investment bank owned by Swedish interests, SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Bank) where Alderman Gifford is Head of its UK operations.  For six years in the 90’s he headed the bank’s operations in Japan. He is currently Chairman of the Association of Foreign Banks in London.
He was elected as the Alderman for the Ward of Cordwainer in the City of London in 2004 and has served on several of the committees of the City of London Corporation. He is a keen supporter of the Livery movement. He is a member of the Cordwainer and Bread Street Ward Clubs, the Royal Society of St George, the United Wards Club and the City Livery Club. He served as a Sheriff of the City of London in 2008/9 and was Lord Mayor in 2012/13.
He is an active amateur musician and believes strongly in the importance of the ‘creative industries’ as the UK’s second most important sector after financial services.  He is a Trustee of St Paul’s Cathedral Foundation, St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School Foundation and King Edward’s School Witley; and he chairs the English Chamber Orchestra, among other Arts involvements.  In 2004/5 he was chairman of ‘’From Sweden’’, an Anglo-Swedish music festival and in 2007/8 he was chairman of ‘’Sibelius & Beyond’’.
He has been a member of the City of London Choir, the Academy of St Martins in the Fields Chorus, the Tallis Chamber Choir, the Holst Singers, the Choir of the 21st Century, the British Embassy Choir in Tokyo, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra Choir and the Rubinstein Circle (Wigmore Hall).
Sir Roger is married to Clare, a consultant haematologist and Medical Director of SHOT, the UK’s haemovigilance system, within the UK blood service. They have six children between them.

Sir Roger was knighted in 2014 New Year''s Honours List.

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Members of the Court
Mr Gavin Barrett

Mr Stephen Barter
Court Assistant

Lady Brewer
Court Assistant

Mrs Petronella Burnett-Brown

Mr Paul Campion

Sir Anthony Cleaver

Mr David Cresswell
Court Assistant

Mrs Kathleen Duncan
Senior Warden

Mr Leslie East

Mr Peter Fowler

Alderman Sir Roger Gifford
Court Assistant

Mr Alun Hughes
Court Assistant

Mr Jeff Kelly
Court Assistant

Mr Christopher Lawrence
Court Assistant

Professor Michael Lewin
Court Assistant

Professor John Morehen

Mr Andrew Morris
Junior Warden

Alderman Dr. Andrew Parmley

Dr Andreas Prindl

Mr Jonathan Rennert

Mr John Rubinstein

Mr Maurice Summerfield

Mr Alistair Telfer
Court Assistant

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Contact details:
The Worshipful Company of Musicians,
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London EC2Y 8DX.
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