Fiona Woolf

Below is a biography of Fiona Woolf.


Fiona Woolf
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Fiona Woolf is an energy and infrastructure lawyer with CMS Cameron McKenna who has advised over 28 governments and the World Bank on energy reforms and infrastructure. She has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with regulation, market design, implementation and major projects in the electricity industry - culminating in a CBE in 2002 for her contribution to the UK knowledge economy and invisible earnings.

She was President of the Law Society of England and Wales in 2006/7, a Member of the Competition Commission and a non-executive director of Affinity Water Ltd, both from 2005 to 2013.

Fiona Woolf was Lord Mayor of London in 2013/14 during which she extensively promoted the UK-based services sector, diversity and inclusion and the sustainable, low-carbon economy which she continues to promote through her honorary presidency of the Aldersgate Group. She continues to advise on the continuing Power of Diversity programme which she started.

A past Master of the Solicitors’ Company, she is Senior Warden of the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants, a Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators. She’s also an Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Companies of Security Professionals, Turners, Fuellers, Lightmongers, Paviors and Tax Advisers.

Continuing her passion for promoting STEM subjects in schools, she is now a Trustee of the Science Museum Group and has chaired its Masterplan and Estate Committee. She was Chairman of the Chelsea Opera Group and is now its President and is a Trustee of the UK trust of the Wexford Festival Opera.

She is an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple and was the first Chancellor of the University of Law.

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