Sue Primmer, New Hall, English, 1987 and Director of Marketing & Communications at financial services consultancy Catalyst Development Ltd has been invited to receive the Freedom of the City of London. Her invitation comes as part of a move by the City of London Corporation to recognise ‘100 Women’, a century after women first gained the vote. Sue’s nomination was sponsored by Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee of the City of London Corporation.
The Freedom of the City of London is a living tradition: one of the oldest ceremonies still in existence, with a direct line of recipients dating back to 1237. Awards by invitation are given to people living or working in the City who have made a meaningful contribution to London.
Sue comments “Working in the City is a privilege and being invited to receive the Freedom is tremendously exciting. London is a fascinating local-global economy, and having worked across diverse sectors I have a variety of perspectives on what makes for good ‘citizenship’. To be recognised as one of 100 women makes me thankful to all who fought for what we now take for granted.”
Catalyst CEO Andrew Middleton adds “I’ve worked with Sue for over six years and seen at first hand her commitment to the well-being of people and places. She’s unusually widely networked and has the ability to connect ideas and people who wouldn’t otherwise encounter one another, to the benefit of both. I’m delighted that her impact has been recognised and, with our colleagues, congratulate her on becoming Catalyst’s first ‘Free Sister’ and we look forward to her driving her sheep through the City, bearing an un-sheathed sword and avoiding being press-ganged into the Navy!”
“On behalf of the College, I’d like to congratulate Sue on this tremendous achievement. Being recognised as one of ‘100 Women’ by the City of London is wonderful news and a clear indication of her hard work and dedication.” Dame Barbara Stocking.