Sir John Stuttard has spent his career with accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers, of which he is now a vice-chairman. He has focused on auditing, acquisitions, stock exchange listings, and privatizations for UK, US, and Scandinavian companies. He was made a Knight, and then a Commander, of the Order of the Lion of Finland, and has been chairman of the Finnish–British Chamber of Commerce. He served in the Cabinet Office for two years and spent five years in China as PwC executive chairman. He has also been a director of the China–Britain Business Council. Sir John served as sheriff of London in 2005–2006 and lord mayor in 2006–2007. He continues as an elected Alderman of the City of London and is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.