Alderman for the Ward
of Coleman Street
Welcome, I'm Peter Estlin, Alderman for the Ward of Coleman Street in the City of London. I was elected an Alderman in 2013 following a 30 year career in finance, initially as a partner in Coopers & Lybrand, before moving into banking to hold a number of senior finance roles in Hong Kong, New York and London. Today, I am a Senior Advisor to Barclays plc in addition to holding a number of non-executive roles.
My Mother's illness necessitated me going to boarding school and I was fortunate to gain a place at King Edward’s Witley, a foundation school, which dramatically changed my life. As a way of reciprocating, I have been a governor of Bridewell Royal Hospital, the overarching charitable foundation since 1993 and was its chairman for 10 years. During that time it has been rewarding to see several hundred young people benefit as I did. Given the importance of education as a foundation for life, many of my interests lie in supporting educational charities. These include several supported by Livery Companies as well as programmes such as Barclays LifeSkills and Onside Youth Zones, helping young people to gain the skills necessary for work in the future.
I am honoured to have served as Sheriff of the City of London for the year 2016/17 and to be the 691st Lord Mayor of London.
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