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The Papers of Sir John Stuttard

Reference Code: GBR/0014/STUT

Scope and Contents

Papers as Lord Mayor of the City of London, 2006-7.
With some earlier papers relating to the City of London, 2000-6; some later papers about his book, "Whittington to World Financial Centre: the City of London and its Lord Mayor", 2008-9; and some papers subsequently when acting as Lord Mayor Locum Tenens.
Also includes later memoirs of his time at Cambridge and involvement with the theatre.


  • Creation: 2000 - 2012

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is closed until catalogued.

Conditions Governing Use

Once the collection has been opened, researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

John Boothman Stuttard was born on 6 February 1945, the son of Thomas Boothman Stuttard and Helena Stuttard (née Teasdale). He was educated at Shrewsbury School and Churchill College, Cambridge. He married Lesley Sylvia Daish in 1970, with whom he has two sons.

After graduating, he spent a year in Borneo teaching English with Voluntary Service Overseas. He trained as a chartered accountant and spent his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, joining the firm in 1967, becoming a partner in 1975, retiring in 2005, and continuing as an adviser until 2012. He also spent five years in China as Executive Chairman of the firm, 1994-9. He was seconded to the Central Policy Review Staff at the Cabinet Office to advise on nationalised industries and their privatisation, 1981-3.

He was an Alderman of the City of London, 2001-13, and served as Sheriff, 2005-6, and Lord Mayor, 2006-7. He was a Liveryman, and served as Master, of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass and the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants. He was Chairman of St Paul's Cathedral Foundation and a Trustee of Morden College.

He was knighted in 2008.

His other honours include: Commander of the Order of the Lion [Finland]; Silver Medal of the City of Helsinki; Knight of Justice of the Order of St John of Jerusalem; Companion of the League of Mercy; and 20th Anniversary of Independence Medal of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He was awarded an honorary doctorate (Dlitt) by City University and honorary membership of the ACCA [Association of Chartered Certified Accountants], the CISI [Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment], and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

His publications include: "The New Silk Road - Secrets of Business Success in China Today" (2000); and "Whittington to World Financial Centre: the City of London and its Lord Mayor" (2008).


83 archive box(es)

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Other Finding Aids

This collection level description is available for consultation at the National Register of Archives, London, and at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to Churchill Archives Centre by Sir John Stuttard, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012.


This collection level description was prepared by Sophie Bridges, November 2007. The papers were box listed by Andrew Riley and Sophie Bridges, November 2007 and August 2009. Biographical information was obtained from the websites of Who's Who, Wikipedia and the City of London.


Stuttard, Sir John Boothman, b 1945, Knight and businessman



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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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