The Square Mile and Me: The Lord Mayor on Christopher Wren, the Old Dr. Butler’s Head and why he admires Willie Purves

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By Andy Silvester Every week we dip into the memory back of the City’s great and good. This week it’s the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Nicholas Lyons. What was your first job?At the Royal Dublin Show, guiding people to their seats. An elderly lady gave me a five pound tip, which was a lot of money in those days! First job in finance?I got a job in the early 1980s at the Morgan Guaranty Trust of New York – and I was based in Manhattan on their graduate scheme. It was effectively the core finance parts of an MBA, and I loved it. When did you know the City was the place for you? Pretty much …

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