Jeffrey Evans becomes next Lord Mayor of London

Clarkson shipbroker Jeffrey Evans has been named as the new Lord Mayor of London. Evans, who became Lord Mountevans last year, has also been chairman of industry lobbying body Maritime London. The role of Lord Mayor of London is essentially an ambassadorial one for the British financial sector. Evans will take on the one-year role on November 13. His predecessor, Alan Yarrow, also has a shipping background having been involved in ship finance.

Evans commented: “Innovation is a key part of London’s success, not just in my field of maritime services and logistics, but also in other important world-beating sectors of professional services, skills and education.”

Speaking with Splash TV earlier this month, Evans said: “We need to optimise Britain’s maritime offer.” In the interview he explained how Britain could develop as a maritime centre.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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