IN MEMORY OF SIR PAUL RUPERT JUDGE (1949-2017)
At the time of his death on 21st May, 2017, Sir Paul was the Guild’s Immediate Past Master.
Paul was Guild’s Sponsoring Alderman and steered the Ordinances, Bye-Laws and Financial Plan through the Court of Aldermen in 2014. When the Guild was officially constituted in November 2014 he became its Foundation Master and enjoyed a hugely successful year as the first Master Entrepreneur. In November 2015 Dan Doherty was installed as the Guild’s second Master but, as he had been diagnosed with a serious illness (from which he sadly died in March 2016) he was given an immediate leave of absence and Sir Paul continued as Master.
In a long and wide-ranging career in business, politics, education and charity, Paul embodied every characteristic of a true entrepreneur, and of a great public servant.
Creative, determined and with a devotion to the common good, Paul’s contribution to the City of London (where he served as Alderman since 2007 and as Aldermanic Sheriff in 2014) and to the Guild of Entrepreneurs in particular, cannot be overstated.
He is greatly missed, and very fondly remembered by his fellow Freemen and all those who knew him.