Nick Anstee

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Nick Anstee
File:Nick Anstee (cropped).jpg
682nd Lord Mayor of London
In office
13 November 2009 – 12 November 2010
Preceded by Ian Luder CBE
Succeeded by Sir Michael Bear
Personal details
Born (1958-05-27) 27 May 1958 (age 63)
Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucs
Nationality British
Political party non-affiliated
Spouse(s) Claire née Cooper
Children 3 daus: Becca, Megan & Jen
Residence Barbican EC2
Alma mater INSEAD
Profession Chartered accountant (FCA)
Religion Anglican

Nicholas John Anstee (born 27 May 1958, Gloucestershire) was the 682nd Lord Mayor of the City of London, from 2009 to 2010. He serves as Alderman for the Ward of Aldersgate having previously been its representative in the City since his election as a Common Councilman in 1987.[1]

Early life

Alderman Anstee was born in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, the son of Wing Commander Peter Anstee by his wife Ann Price. He attended Stamford School in Lincolnshire, before attending INSEAD at Fontainebleau and then Staffordshire University.


Having qualified as a chartered accountant in 1982, Anstee worked for a number of clearing banks before becoming a partner in Arthur Andersen. He then moved to Deloitte and Touche. Anstee is now a senior director of the international law firm SJ Berwin.

Sheriff of the City of London 2003-04,[2] he became Lord Mayor of London for 2009-10, when Alderman Anstee was also ex-officio Chancellor of City University London.

In 2010, he received a Doctor of Science honoris causa from City University London. Uniquely in modern times, he refused any national honour upon his retirement as Lord Mayor.

Personal life

Anstee married Claire Cooper in 1983. They have three daughters (born March 1985, July 1987 and January 1993), who attended the City of London School for Girls.


  1. City of London Corporation Nick Anstee profile
  2. "Mr Alderman and Sheriff Nick Anstee Sheriff of the City of London 2003/2004" (PDF). City of London. Retrieved 28 July 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Civic offices
Preceded by
Ian Luder
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Lord Mayor of London

Succeeded by
Sir Michael Bear