Dame Fiona Woolf DBE DStJ DL
Fiona Woolf has advised over 28 governments and the World Bank on privatisation and energy reforms. She has over 20 years experience in dealing with regulation, market design, implementation and major projects in the electricity industry - culminating in a CBE for her contribution to the UK knowledge economy and invisible earnings. Much of her recent work has been for the World Bank on regional markets, regulation and infrastructure. She was awarded a DBE in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to the Legal Profession, Diversity and the City of London. She is a Dame of the Order of St John. She became a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London in April 2016.
At CMS Cameron McKenna Fiona has built an innovative energy and major projects practice in energy reforms and infrastructure projects that combines law, engineering and economics successfully building on the gaps and overlaps. Over the last 20 years Fiona has worked around the globe in India, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia,establishing a unique reputation.
Fiona Woolf is the Alderman for the Ward of Candlewick (Sheriff 2010/ 11, Lord Mayor 2013/14) in the City of London and a past President of the Law Society of England and Wales (2006/7). She is a Senior Adviser with London Economics International LLP, a trustee of Raleigh International, The Lord Mayor's Appeal and President of the Chelsea Opera Group. She is a member of the Council of The London Regiment of the Territorial Army and of the Women's Business Council. She is president of the Aldersgate Group. She was Master of the Worshipful Company of Solicitors for 2015/16. Following her mayoralty the Chartered Institute of Taxation appointed her an Honorary Fellow. She is a trustee of the Science Museum Group.
She was a Member of the Competition Commission and a non-executive director of Affinity Water Ltd, both from 2005 to 2013.
Fiona studied Law at Keele University and Comparative Law at the University of Strasbourg. She qualified as a solicitor in 1973. She became a partner in CMS Cameron McKenna in 1981. She was awarded a Senior Fellowship at Harvard University in 2001/2. She has been awarded honorary doctorates by Keele University, the College of Law( as it then was), City University and is an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple. She became the first Chancellor of the University of Law in November 2014 and for her Mayoral year was ex officio Chancellor of The City University.
Nicholas Woolf B.Sc (Econ ), CTA (Fellow), FCA, KStJ