Sir Roger Gifford

17th May 2017 at Painters’ Hall

Sir Roger Gifford, 685th Lord Mayor of London

About The Event

Reflections of The Lord Mayor is the opportunity to hear, amid dignified surroundings, the former Lord Mayor of the City of London share an account of a year in office, as well as personal perspectives on the contemporary relevance of this ancient and august role. Since it was established in 2014, the event has acquired the prestige of a recognised City tradition. An annual not-for-profit event, Reflections of The Lord Mayor supports the charities of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

This year, Sir Roger Gifford, 685th Lord Mayor of London, will share his reflections themed “Whisky Galore at the Mansion House” on 17th May 2017 at Painters’ Hall, the home of one the City’s oldest livery companies.

In 2015, to build on the success of our event, we also gave an annual platform to a ’10-minute speaker’, chosen from the wider London community. This is a stimulating short talk that enables an outstanding member of the community to discuss specific themes around their journey to success. The platform celebrates the diversity and talent of London’s population and is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the ways in which their contribution enriches the City, our capital and the UK.

Sir Roger Gifford
Sir Roger Gifford

Dato' Dr. Kah-Ming Ng, celebrated musical director and virtuoso harpsichordist of the Baroque ensemble Charivari Agréable, will be performing a short piece and telling us what led to his being named a Diversity Champion.

From a Failed Engineer to a Foodie-Fashionista Fellow of the Harpsichord, Kah-Ming Ng disrupts a traditional career path to carve a niche via creative disruption and entrepreneurship in entertainment.

Engineer turned harpsichordist, conductor, musicologist and public speaker Dr Kah-Ming Ng straddles academia and entertainment with concerts and lectures around the world. He is a major contributor to the authoritative New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, and currently holds two visiting professorships abroad. His critically-acclaimed discography (of 22 CDs) features in the playlists of national radio stations worldwide. With his award-winning ensemble Charivari Agréable he has appeared in venues ranging from the main cathedrals of the UK to Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, even performing for pop royalty such as Duran Duran and Sting. He currently lives in Oxford, the city of his alma mater, and of his inspiration.

Dato' Dr. Kah-Ming Ng
Dato' Dr. Kah-Ming Ng


The Painters’ Hall, 9 Little Trinity Lane, London EC4V 2AD

Nearest Stations to Painters' Hall

Underground Stations
Mansion House Tube Station
Cannon Street Station
St. Paul's Tube Station
Mainline Stations
Cannon Street Railway Station
Blackfriars Railway Station
City Thameslink Station
Docklands Light Railway
Tower Gateway



Arrival Reception with Canapes and Drinks


Introduction to the evening


Diversity Champion Dato' Dr Kah-Ming Ng shares his journey


Sir David Wootton welcome and Chinese Lion Dance performance


Dinner, including music performance by Dr Kah-Ming Ng and raffle draw


Reflections by Sir Roger Gifford, followed by short Q&A


Coffee, dessert and thank yous



Book Your Ticket

The evening begins with a drinks and canapé reception, to be followed by a delightful dinner with accompanying wines, a cheese platter, coffee, petit fours and will finish with a traditional stirrup cup.
Dress Code: Lounge Suits and Cocktail Dress.

Single Ticket: £135.00

Table Tickets: £1,000.00

Includes tickets for 8 individuals, providing
a £80 group discount

Advertising Pack Tickets: £1,750.00

Includes table of 8, and 1-page advert in LMReflects2017 Souvenir Programme, plus logo on the website on the permanent supporters page.

All card payments will incur a 2% processing fee.