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

MasterRick Lowe

Senior Warden: Lars Andersen

Middle Warden: Judy Hadden

Junior Warden: Gary Dixon

Immediate Past MasterPeter Hewitt JP (2018-19)

Hon. Treasurer: Gary Dixon

Clerk: Duncan Simms

Clerk Emerita: Adele Thorpe

Past Masters:

  • Kate Jolly (2016-17)
  • Lee Robertson (2017-18)
  • Dan Doherty (2015-16)
  • Sir Paul Judge (2014-15)

Court Assistants:

  • Sarah Davis (Chair, Education)
  • Gary Dixon (Chair, Finance)
  • Shernaz Engineer (Chair, Membership)
  • Simon Fordham
  • Jenny Hogan
  • Mark Huxley (Chair, Communications & Events)
  • Ronan Kearney
  • Alderman Alastair King
  • Avi Lasarow
  • Colin Spiller
  • James Talbot (Chair, Outreach)
  • Pippa Watmough
  • Stephen Wheatley (Chair, Fundraising)
  • Barnaby Wynter
  • John Brewer

Co-opted Members of Court:

  • Judith Donovan CBE
  • Neil Fullbrook
  • Neil Partridge (Chair, Awards)
  • Fiona Taylor
  • Ian Taylor

Hon. Chaplain: The Rev. Canon David Parrott

Guild Church: St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AA

Chaplain Emeritus: The Very Rev. Bertrand Olivier

Hon. Historian: James Mellor