Alderman Sir David Wootton was the 684th Lord Mayor of the City of London, serving 2011-2012, and Sheriff of the City 2009-2010. He has been an Alderman of the City of London representing the Ward of Langbourn since 2005, stepping down in October 2023.He was a lawyer by profession, a partner in Allen & Overy LLP, the international law firm, from 1979 to 2015. He advised on corporate finance transactions and best-practice compliance with law regulation in corporate governance. Sir David was knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to legal business, charity, and the City of London. Sir David has been a patron of Prisoners Abroad for many years.