Sheriff Christopher M Hayward CC


Chris took office as Sheriff of the City of London in September 2019. Chris also represents the Lord Mayor at City, Livery, Military and charitable events. Chris’s business experience extends to Executive and Non-Executive Director roles in the property, infrastructure, planning and strategic communications sectors, providing a strong connection to the issues and concerns of City business.

Chris has served on the boards of a number of companies over the past 30 years. He is currently a non-executive Director at JBP Associates and Hayward Properties and a Consultant to the global firm of WSP. International business experience extends to a role on the Advisory Board of the Sichuan Business Association including recent visits to China. Chris also served for eight years on the Council of the

He has also been active in his local communities, at home and in the City, having also served in senior roles on two major County Councils, being Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member. 

Furthermore, since his election to the Court of Common Council for the Ward of Broad Street in 2013 he has actively represented the City through policy work, delegations and charitable activity, particularly with International investors and in bilateral meetings with European business leaders and policy makers. He has also served the full term as Chairman of the City’s Planning and Transportation Committee.

He has been National President of the British Junior Chambers of Commerce and in 2019 was admitted as an Honorary Bencher of The Inner Temple.