Alderman Vincent Keaveny
MASTER, WOOLMEN’S COMPANY
Alderman Vincent Keaveny was Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2021/22, having served as Sheriff of the City of London for the year 2018/19.
Vincent is a Partner in the international business law firm, DLA Piper, where he advises on finance and debt capital markets transactions in the UK and Europe. Until 2019 he was International Co-Chair of the Financial Services Sector at DLA Piper. In 2014/15 he served as President of the City of London Law Society. He is an Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn.
Since his election to the City of London in 2013 he has served on a number of City of London Corporation Committees, including Policy & Resources, Finance and Planning & Transportation. He is currently the Chair of the Samuel Wilson’s Loan Trust and a Governor of the City of London School.
Vincent’s Mayoral theme – People and Purpose – championed a purpose led and people focused UK FPS sector; growing the global competitiveness of the UK as a world leader in ESG and sustainable finance and home to the best and most diverse global talent; driving social mobility at all levels. As Lord Mayor he hosted the inaugural Net Zero Delivery Summit and led the Finance for Impact initiative. He co-chaired the HMT & BEIS sponsored Socio-Economic Diversity Taskforce and is Chair of Progress Together, the financial services membership body promoting greater socio-economic diversity in the financial services industry.
Vincent is a graduate of University College Dublin (BCL) and Trinity College, Dublin (MLitt). He was recognised in 2018 by UCD as its Law Alumnus of the Year. He holds a Doctorate of Science (honoris causa) from City, University of London.
Vincent’s interests include theatre and opera. He is the senior independent trustee of the Sir John Soane’s Museum, where he has also chaired the Museum’s audit & risk committee. He chairs the board of the vocal ensemble, Exaudi, and is a director of Actors Touring Company.
Vincent is a Liveryman of the City of London Solicitors’, the Woolmen’s, Distillers’, Spectacle Makers’, Stationers’, Framework Knitters’, Upholders’ and Security Professionals Companies. He served as Master Solicitor in 2014/15 and took office as Master Woolman in April 2023.
Vincent is married to Amanda, an Intensive Care Nurse and in what spare time he has, he enjoys tennis and walking their Labradors.