The City of London Corporation today (26 May) paid tribute to Sir Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2012-13, who died at home on 25 May from myeloma.
Sir Roger, who was knighted in 2014 for services to international business, culture and the City, served as Alderman for the Ward of Cordwainer having first been elected in 2004.
He was most recently Chair of the Green Finance Institute and a senior banker at SEB in London. Sir Roger was also previously Chair of the Green Finance Initiative, launched in London in 2016 to focus on growing the contribution of the financial sector to the G20 climate agenda, and chaired the UK Government’s Green Finance Taskforce.
Sir Roger was a Trustee of St Paul’s Cathedral Foundation, Chairman of the English Chamber Orchestra charity and the Tenebrae Choir and Co-Founder – with his wife Clare – of the City Music Foundation.
He was also past master of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, Governor of Sedbergh School, Honorary Fellow of Trinity College Oxford and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania in the county of Dorset.
Lord Mayor of the City of London, William Russell, said: “I know that many people across the City and beyond will be greatly saddened by the news of Sir Roger’s death. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
“Sir Roger served the City faithfully for many years. This included showing leadership in ensuring the financial sector plays its part in the fight against climate change.
“The City of London Corporation joins together in sending our sincerest condolences and paying tribute to his life.”