One of the more novel ideas to have surfaced in the City of London is whether our financial capital should have its own ambassador, someone to champion the Square Mile post-Brexit both domestically and internationally.   

It’s an idea which was first mooted by Sir Simon Fraser, the former diplomat who now runs Flint Global, in a report he wrote five years ago on how to improve the workings of the City of London Corporation. Alongside Fraser’s recommendation that the Corporation should focus more on trade promotion, he suggested creating a new ambassadorial position to bolster the Lord Mayor’s own role in boosting the City.