Haberdasher Liveryman and former Lord Mayor of London Sir William Russell honoured in Queen's New Year's Honours

Haberdasher Liveryman and Lord Mayor of London from 2019 to 2021 Sir William Russell has been made a Knights Bachelor in The Queen's New Year's Honours List.


Sir William has an impressive record of achievement over 20 years through applying his financial knowledge and extensive business networks to deliver important contributions to the development of Fintech and the critical agenda of Green Finance. He was the Chair of the Development Board at the Royal Court Theatre. From initial fundraising of £500,000, he left the board after seven years as a vibrant self-sustaining body. He was a Trustee of Prostate Cancer UK for eight years and Chairman for three years until 2016 and is still an Ambassador. He has been a Board member of Place2Be, delivering mental health services to young people for seven years and is now Deputy Chairman. He has been a phenomenal champion for fundraising, now running at £8m a year and was co-chair of its 25th Anniversary Appeal in 2019 which raised £1m alone.

Many congratulations Sir William!