John Barradell

Town Clerk and Chief Executive at City of London Corporation

The Town Clerk and Chief Executive of the City of London Corporation is the head of paid service and, as such, has authority over all other City Corporation officers as is necessary for the efficient management and execution of the organisation's functions. He is also the principal advisor on matters of policy through the Policy and Resources Committee.

The Town Clerk's department is responsible for a number of areas of work, including servicing meetings of the Court of Common Council and Court of Aldermen, their committees, sub-committees and working parties.

His other areas of work include taking responsibility for investigating complaints against the City Corporation from members of the public, acting as the Electoral Registration Officer and being responsible for the areas of public relations, economic development and human resources.

John Barradell joined from Brighton & Hove City Council(external link) and was formerly Deputy Chief Executive of Westminster City Council(external link). He also previously spent 22 years in the private sector at firms such as Unisys and Hewlett Packard.


  • Town Clerk and Chief Executive

    Current role