Lord Mountevans Jeffrey Richard de Corban Evans
Late Lord Mayor
Alderman the Lord Mountevans
Jeffrey Mountevans served as the 688th Lord Mayor of the City of London in the year November 2015 - November 2016. In July 2015 he was elected to sit as a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords. He was born and spent early years in Gothenburg, Sweden, and was later educated at the Nautical College Pangbourne. Partly Norwegian, he spent a gap year in Oslo with Norsk Hydro, then Norway’s largest company and a pioneer in fertilisers and North Sea oil. He studied at Pembroke College Cambridge where he read Economics. His City career started in 1972 as a graduate trainee with the international shipbroker Clarksons, initially joining the Tanker Department, moving to the Gas Department in 1979. He was appointed to the Board in 1989 and served as Managing Director of the Gas Division 2001-2014. The Company has grown to be the world’s leading shipping services provider with 48 offices in 20 countries, is headquartered in London and is quoted on the London Stock Exchange.
Shipping is a truly international business, transporting an estimated 85 per cent of world trade and touching many key industries. Clients have included many of the leading international oil and gas companies. He has also been heavily involved in the oceanborne transportation of ammonia, the raw material for the manufacture of nitrogen fertilisers, essential to feeding the world’s growing population. He is a Member of the Baltic Exchange, a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, a Younger Brother of Trinity House and an Honorary Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve. Alderman Lord Mountevans is a Director of Maritime UK, which brings together the shipping, ports and maritime business services sectors in the UK to speak with a single voice on strategic and practical issues with the aim that the maritime message can be heard clearly and with greater weight by government, legislators and other key audiences. He also chairs Maritime London, the umbrella organisation promoting London and the UK’s world-leading maritime professional services. He chaired the ‘Maritime Growth Study: Keeping Britain Competitive’ for the UK government (published September 2015).
In 2007 Jeffrey was elected Alderman for the Ward of Cheap. He was one of the two Sheriffs of the City of London 2012-13 and has served on a wide variety of Corporation committees. He has also been heavily involved in schools that are closely related to the City and serves on the Corporation’s Education Board.
Alderman Mountevans was Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights 2006-7 and is also a Liveryman of the Goldsmiths, World Traders, Wheelwrights and Security Professionals. His other charity involvements have a distinctly maritime theme. He is a Council Member and Trustee of the White Ensign Association, which gives advice on personal, financial and employment matters to all ranks of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. He is a Trustee of Seafarers UK (King George’s Fund for Sailors), the leading national maritime charity, and President of the City of London Sea Cadets, based in HMS Belfast.
Jeffrey met Juliet at Cambridge. They have been married for 44 years. They have two sons both of whom are published authors this year!
Monday, 22nd May 2017
8:55am to 9:45am
Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ