Sir Brian Garton Jenkins GBE (born 3 December 1935) is a retired English chartered accountant and business man who was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1985/86, Lord Mayor of the City of London in 1991/92, and Chairman of Woolwich plc 1995/2000.
Jenkins was born in Beckenham, Kent and educated at Tonbridge School (where he was a Scholar and leaving exhibitioner) and Trinity College, Oxford (where he was a State Scholar). Between school and university he was in the Army for National Service being commissioned into the Royal Artillery in Gibraltar.
Jenkins joined Cooper Brothers in 1960, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1963 gaining the 3rd Certificate of Merit. He was a partner in Coopers and Lybrand (C&L) (later PWC) from 1969 to 1994 and became a pioneer in computer auditing both in his firm and the accounting profession generally. He wrote the standard book "An Audit Approach to Computers" first published in 1978 and translated into five languages. Later he was Chairman of the staff committee and head of audit.
In the profession, Jenkins served as Chairman of the London Society of Chartered Accountants (1975/1976) and President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (1985/1986). He was elected President of the British Computer Society for its 40th anniversary year 1997–98.
On retirement from C&L Jenkins joined the Board of the Woolwich Building Society becoming chairman in 1995. In 1997 the Woolwich demutualised and joined the FTSE 100 as Woolwich plc. In 2000 the Woolwich shareholders accepted an offer from Barclays and Jenkins spent his last years in business as Deputy Chairman of Barclays, retiring in 2004.
During his career Jenkins served as a non-executive director of a number of organisations, including the Royal Ordnance Factories, Commission for the New Towns, Automobile Association, the Architectural Heritage Fund and London First. In 1995/1996 he was president and Chairman of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Jenkins civic career started on his election as Alderman for the City of London Ward of Cordwainer in 1980. He served as Sheriff of London in 1987/1988. Elected 664th Lord Mayor of the City in 1991 his Mayoralty was particularly concerned in the response to the bombing of the Baltic Exchange, the location of the future European Central Bank (ECB) and the wider impact of the Single Market. Jenkins continued as an Alderman until 2004, chairing two aldermanic committees (General Purposes and Privileges). During this period there were important changes to the election process for aldermen. Jenkins was also active in the livery and Master of three Companies, Chartered Accountants, Merchant Taylors and Information Technologists (which received the livery during his Mayoralty).
Jenkins was particularly involved with three charities - Charities Aid Foundation(CAF, Community Service Volunteers(CSV) and the Order of St John and St John Ambulance. He became a Trustee of CAF in 1994 and was Chairman from 1998 to 2003. During his Chairmanship the Charity Bank was launched. His first involvement with CSV was as Chairman for its Silver Jubilee Appeal in 1987/1988 which raised £1M. For his Lord Mayor's Appeal, Jenkins chose a new CSV venture "Learning Together" whereby university students gave time in schools to help students understand universities better and encourage suitable pupils to apply. As his last major appointment, Jenkins was elected in 2004 Prior of the Order of St John and chairman of St John Ambulance, posts he held until final retirement in 2010.
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Brian Jenkins may refer to:
Brian Jenkins (politician) (born 1942), British Labour Party politician, MP for Tamworth
Brian Jenkins (American football) (born 1971), college football coach at Bethune-Cookman University
Brian Jenkins (footballer) (born 1935), Welsh footballer
Brian Jenkins (swimmer) (born 1943), British Olympic swimmer
Brian Michael Jenkins (born 1942), U.S. terrorism expert
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Brian Garton Jenkins, Lord Mayor of London, President of the UK Charities Aid Foundation, Deputy Chairman Barclays Bank PLCList of people with surname Jenkins
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See Jenkins (name) for the etymology of related first and last names.List of sheriffs of London
This is a list of sheriffs of the City of London. From c. 1131–1889, by a charter of Henry I, the livery of the City of London were given the right to elect two sheriffs of "London and Middlesex" on a payment of £300 per annum to the Crown. This continued until 1889, when the Local Government Act 1888 came into force. A separate High Sheriff of Middlesex and High Sheriff of the County of London was thereafter appointed in the same manner as other English and Welsh counties.
Since 1385 when the Court of Common Council stipulated that every future lord mayor should "have previously been Sheriff so that he may be tried as to his governance and bounty before he attains to the Estate of Mayor", the shrieval year of an aldermanic sheriff is an obligatory trial run for would-be lord mayors of London.
In modern times the two sheriffs are elected on Midsummer's Day every year in Guildhall by the City livery companies. Their duties include attending the lord mayor in carrying out his official duties, attending the sessions at the Central Criminal Court in the Old Bailey and presenting petitions from the City to Parliament at the Bar of the House of Commons.