Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Trustees of the Mansion House Scholarship Scheme Monday 13th May
Hot on my returning heels to the UK, I was pleased to visit Mercers’ Hall and meet the No 1 Master in his own hall. The present international cadre of talented Mansion House Scholars from Kazakhstan, Turkey, Mexico and Singapore are currently studying at Cass, Oxford, Hull and Cambridge. Also present were those past scholars now working in a variety of roles in major City organisations – from J Morgan to Royal Bank of Scotland. Twenty three Livery Companies, including ourselves, support the Scheme which is chaired by a distinguished Board of Trustees and Advisers. The International Bankers act as mentors to each of the scholars whilst they are in the UK. I went away pondering the need to mentor our own potential young marketers, an idea that I know is currently being mooted within the Company.