Sir Mark Boleat has held a number of leading positions in the public, private and voluntary sectors. He was Chairman of the City of London Corporation's Policy and Resources Committee (effectively the political leader of the City) from 2012 to 2017. In this capacity he was also Deputy Chairman of TheCityUK and the International Regulatory Strategy Group. He has previously been Director General of the Building Societies Association, the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Association of British Insurers, a director of a number of listed and private companies, and a member of the Regulatory Policy Committee and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. He is currently Chairman of Link, which runs the UK’s cash dispenser network, and a Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board of the International Business and Diplomatic Exchange. He was knighted in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to the financial services industry and local government in London.