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Sir David Wootton was born in 1950 and educated at Bradford Grammar School and Jesus College, Cambridge.

He became a partner in an international law firm in 1979 specialising in corporate transactions and best-practice compliance with law and regulation in corporate governance.

Having a strong interest in the governance of the City of London, he was elected to Common Council in 2002 as Member for the Ward of Farringdon Within, and subsequently elected as Alderman for the Ward of Langbourn in 2005. Sir David served as Lord Mayor of London for 2011-12.

He served as Metropolitan Senior Grand Warden in 2007, and was promoted to Past Grand Sword Bearer in 2012, before his appointment as Assistant Grand Master on 12 March 2014.


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