- Michael Bear (Lord Mayor)
Michael Bear 683rd Lord Mayor of London In office
12 November 2010 – 11 November 2011
Preceded by Nick Anstee Succeeded by David Wootton Personal details Born 1953
Nationality British Spouse(s) Barbara née Sandler Children Amy and Marc Residence Mansion House, London Alma mater Witwatersrand
Profession Property & construction
Michael Bear (born 21 January 1953) was the 683rd Lord Mayor of London, whose one-year term began on 12 November 2010 and ended 11 November 2011. He is the Alderman of the ward of Portsoken and previously represented that Ward as Common Councilman and Deputy. In 2007 he was elected as one of two Sheriffs of the City of London (for a term of one year).
A liveryman of the Paviors' Company, he subsequently joined the Chartered Surveyors' and Engineers' Companies. Bear was a key figure in the redevelopment of Spitalfields Market, situated just to the northeast of the City in Tower Hamlets.
Early life and education
Michael Bear was born in Nairobi, in Kenya, and grew up in Cyprus. Later he went to school at Clifton College in Bristol, before studying at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and Cranfield University in the UK.
Married to Barbara Sandler, they have a son named Marc, who is reading Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. They also have a daughter, Amy.
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- City of London Corporation Biography of Michael Bear
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Civic offices Preceded by
Lord Mayor of the City of London
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