Jeffrey Evans, 4th Baron Mountevans

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Jeffrey Richard de Corban Evans, 4th Baron Mountevans, JP (born 13 May 1948) is a London shipbroker and British hereditary peer, who served as Lord Mayor of London from 2015 to 2016.[3]

The Lord Mountevans

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Official parliamentary portrait
688th Lord Mayor of London
In office
13 November 2015 – 11 November 2016
Metropolitan MayorBoris Johnson
Sadiq Khan
Preceded bySir Alan Yarrow
Succeeded bySir Andrew Parmley[1]
Sheriff of London
In office
September 2012 – September 2013
Serving with Nigel Pullman
Preceded byAlan Yarrow
Wendy Mead
Succeeded bySir Paul Judge
Robert Waddingham
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
8 July 2015
Hereditary Peerage
Preceded byThe Viscount Tenby
Personal details
Born (1948-05-13) 13 May 1948 (age 72)
Gothenburg, Sweden[2]
Political partyCrossbench
Alma materPembroke College, Cambridge

Lord Mountevans was elected a City Alderman in 2007, served as Sheriff in 2012–13 and was Lord Mayor for 2015–16.[4][5] He sits in the House of Lords as an hereditary peer, having been elected in the Crossbench Hereditary Peers' By-election of July 2015, following the William Lloyd George, 3rd Viscount Tenby's retirement.[6]


The younger son of Richard, 2nd Baron Mountevans,[7] he succeeded to his title on the death without issue in 2014 of his elder brother Broke, 3rd Baron Mountevans.[8] He speaks fluent Norwegian as his grandmother on his father's side was a native of Norway.

Previously styled The Hon. Jeffrey Evans, he was educated at Pangbourne College, before going up to Pembroke College, Cambridge where he read economics and took the degree of MA (Cantab).

The City and shippingEdit

Lord Mountevans is a director of gas chartering at Clarkson plc and a member of the Baltic Exchange.[9] He served as Prime Warden of the Shipwrights' Company for 2006–07 before his election as Alderman for the City Ward of Cheap in 2007,[10] and was Sheriff of London for 2012–13.[11] At the Michaelmas Common Hall in 2015 he was elected to serve as Lord Mayor for the ensuing year, taking office on 13 November 2015.[12] He is also a liveryman of the Goldsmiths' and World Traders' Companies.

Mountevans' many charitable involvements include being a Trustee of Seafarers UK, a leading national maritime charity, President of the City of London Sea Cadets[13] and a Council Member of the White Ensign Association,[14] which offers advice to all ranks of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines on employment, pensions and other financial matters.


In 1972 he married Juliet née Wilson, daughter of John, 2nd Baron Moran, KCMG, and lives at Kensington, London.

Lord and Lady Mountevans have two sons: The Hon. Alexander Evans (born 1975), heir apparent to the family title, and The Hon. Julian Evans (born 1977).




Coat of arms of Jeffrey Evans, 4th Baron Mountevans
That of a Baron
Between two Cross Crosslets fichées Sable a Demi-lion erased reguardant Or holding between the Paws a Boar's Head erased of the First
That of a Peer
Argent two Bars wavy Azure between three Boars' Heads erased Sable
On either side a King Penguin Proper
(Eng: Freedom)
Suspended by a ribbon below the Shield, the badge of the Order of St John:
Other elements
Whilst in office, for personal use Lord Mayor Mountevans is entitled to impale the City of London arms (dexter) with his family arms (sinister):

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "No. 62150". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2017. p. N2.
  2. ^ "The Lord Mayor's biography". Government of the United Kingdom. Archived from the original on 10 May 2016.
  3. ^ : new Lord Mayor of London (for 2015–16)
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  7. ^ Mosley, Charles (ed.) (2003). Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 107th edn. London: Burke's Peerage & Gentry Ltd. p. 2806 (MOUNTEVANS, B). ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
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  10. ^ "". Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  11. ^ Archived 24 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Corporation of London online news
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  14. ^ Archived 27 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Broke Evans
Baron Mountevans

Heir apparent:
Hon. Alexander Evans
Civic offices
Preceded by
Sir Alan Yarrow
Lord Mayor of London
Succeeded by
Andrew Parmley