The Guild is governed by the Court, which is made up of the Master, Wardens, Past Masters and Court Assistants. The Master and Wardens are elected annually at the Election Court in July, and take office at the Installation Court in November.


The Guild employs a Clerk, appointed by the Court, who is the Guild’s Chief Executive Officer.


Master: Lee Robertson

Senior Warden: Alderman Peter Hewitt JP

Middle Warden: Rick Lowe

Junior Warden: Lars Andersen

Immediate Past MasterKate Jolly

Honorary Treasurer: Ian Taylor

Clerk: Duncan Simms

Clerk Emeritus: Adele Thorpe

Court Assistants:

  • Gary Dixon
  • Judith Donovan CBE (Chair, PRIME)
  • Shernaz Engineer (Chair, Membership)
  • Neil Fullbrook
  • Rupa Ganatra
  • Judy Hadden (Chair, Outreach)
  • Jenny Hogan (Chair, Communications & Events)
  • Ronan Kearney
  • Alderman Alastair King
  • Nicola Manning (Chair, Education)
  • Neil Partridge (Chair, Awards)
  • Tom Simmonds
  • Fiona Taylor
  • Ian Taylor (Chair, Finance)
  • Pippa Watmough (Chair, Fundraising)
  • Stephen Wheatley

Chaplain: >vacant<

Guild Church: All Hallows’ by the Tower, Byward Street, London, EC3R 5BJ