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Sir Charles Edward Beck Bowman KStJ JP (born 1961) is a British accountant who served as the 690th Lord Mayor of London.[1][2][3]

Sir Charles Bowman

690th Lord Mayor of London
In office
10 November 2017 – 9 November 2018
Metropolitan MayorSadiq Khan
Preceded bySir Andrew Parmley
Succeeded byPeter Estlin
Personal details
Charles Edward Beck Bowman

1961 (age 57–58)
Spouse(s)Samantha Bowman
Alma materUniversity of Bristol
OccupationChartered accountant

As Lord Mayor, Bowman launched the City of London a corporation's Business of Trust programme. This programme seeks to create "a lasting legacy of better business, trusted by society".[4][5][6]



Bowman joined PwC in September 1983. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 and was admitted to partnership in 1995.[7]

Bowman has specialised in delivering audit and capital market transaction services to large listed and multi-national companies. Among his various leadership roles, he has led PwC's Building Public Trust programme.[8]

City of LondonEdit

He is an Alderman of the Lime Street Ward and served as Sheriff of the City of London in 2015-16.

Bowman is a member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Grocers and a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.[9]

He was appointed Knight of the Order of St John in January 2018[10] and was knighted in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to trust in business, international trade and the City of London.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to Samantha, a veterinary surgeon and liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Woolmen. They have two daughters, Grace and Charlotte.[2]


  1. ^ Haslett, Emma (29 September 2017). "The City of London has elected its 690th Lord Mayor". City A.M. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Biography". City of London. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  3. ^ Waller, Martin (11 November 2017). "The man who must shepherd the City through some of its most testing times". The Times. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Lord Mayor architect of business trust in a modern City". ICAEW. December 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  5. ^ Fantato, Damian (29 November 2017). "Lord Mayor pushes trust in financial services". Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  6. ^ Davy, Jo (22 November 2017). "Lord Mayor: No magic fix for trust problems". City Matters. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Charles Bowman". PWC. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Trust matters". PWC. Retrieved 23 January 2018. Contacts | Charles Bowman | Partner
  9. ^ "The Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor, Charles Edward Beck Bowman (Alderman)". City of London. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Order of St John". Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  11. ^ "No. 62666". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 June 2019. p. B2.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Sir Andrew Parmley
Lord Mayor of London
Succeeded by
Peter Estlin