Directorships and Affiliations

Mark Boleat holds the following Appointments and Affiliations

Link: Chairman

Link operates the UK's cash machine network which connects the country's 70,000 cash machines.  39 businesses that issue ATM cards or which provide ATM services are members of Link.  Over two billion cash withdrawals were made from Link ATMs in 2017.  Free to use cash machines account for over 96% of the total number of cash withdrawals.  Link operates a financial inclusion programme, to provide ATMs in areas of the country that it would not otherwise be profitable to serve.


City of London Corporation: Member and former Chairman of Policy and Resources Committee

The City of London Corporation is the elected local authority for the “Square Mile”, the financial district in London.  In addition to performing the usual local authority functions the Corporation –

  • Provides a range of services and facilities to London and the country - in culture  and the arts (including the Barbican  Centre, the Guildhall Art Gallery and the Museum of London), open spaces (including Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest and Burnham Beeches), three wholesale food markets (Billingsgate, New Spitalfields and Smithfield), education (sponsorship of four City academies, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and three independent schools) and legal services (the City runs the Central Criminal Court – the Old Bailey).  Through its charitable arm, the City Bridge Trust, the City makes grants of £20 million a year to projects run by charities in London.
  • Promotes the City of London as the world’s leading international financial and businesses services centre.  It does this through research, events and representational work. The City has offices in Brussels, Mumbai, Shanghai and Beijing.
  • Works with neighbouring boroughs and other bodies in London to help regeneration and economic development.

The Policy and Resources Committee oversees and co-ordinates the agenda of the City of London.  The Committee comprises elected members of the Court of Common Council, the City’s governing body.  

Mark Boleat has been an elected member of the City of London Corporation since 2002, representing the Ward of Cordwainer.  He was Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee from May 2012 to May 2017 and is currently a member of that Committee and of the Palnning and Transportation, Establishment and Invrestment Committees.


The Housing and Finance Institute: Chairman

The HFI is an independent organisation working with industry and the public sector to deliver a a step change in housing delivery.


The City of London Academy Highbury Grove: Chairman of Governors

Highbury Grove, a large academy in Islington, is the latest addition to the City of London's family of schools.


The Centre for European ReformSenior Associate Fellow

 The CER is an independent think tank dedicated to making the EU work better.


Centre for London:  Board Member

The Centre for London is a think tank, which works to promote a wider understanding of the challenges facing London, and to develop long term, rigorous and radical policy solutions for the capital.


Albionrock: Senior Partner

AlbionRock is a business advisory firm providing strategic consulting on Brexit.


Franco-British Council: Trustee

The Franco-British Council is an independent organisation the mission of which is to promote constructive dialogue between Britain and France for enhanced future collaboration.