Management of the Company

The Company is governed by the Court of Assistants which comprises the Company’s Master, the Upper Warden, the Under Warden, an Honorary Treasurer, Past Masters, and up to fifteen Assistants. An appointed Clerk is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the Company’s business and activities.

Assistants are elected by the Court from amongst the Company’s Liverymen, and the Master and the two Wardens are elected by the Court annually. The Court meets four times per year: in January, April, July, and September, with the Master and the Wardens being installed at the April meeting.

Specialist matters concerning the Company’s charitable and corporate activities are dealt with by various Committees, on which Liverymen may be invited to serve alongside Assistants and Company Officers. These Committees report to the Court. Currently there are the following Committees: Education; Finance & General Purposes; Investment; Cottage Homes; Residents' Entertainment; Past Masters; Social, and Membership.


Education Committee


Past Master
George Turner (Chairman)
The Master
Julian Ellis
Master-in-Waiting
Tony Jarvis
Immediate Past Master
Ian Grundy (Secretary)
Hon Treasurer to the Education Trust
Simon Burrows
Past Masters
Paul Bethel
Graham Smith
Linda Smith
Liz Green
Sheila Turner (Secretary)
Assistants
Peter Corah
Jonathan Pears
Past Master Emeritus
Anthony Turner
Liverymen
Susan Shield
Toni Hicks
Jake Leith
Adam Mansell

Cottage Homes Committee


Master
Julian Ellis (Chairman)
Under Warden and Hon Treasurer
Matthew Ellis
Past Master Emeritus
John Strange (Vice-Chairman)
Past Masters
Stephen Woolfe
David Miller
Past Master Emeritus
Jeremy Beachell
Assistant/Steward
Helen Woolfe
Jill Journeaux
Liverymen
Michael Griffiths
Mike Piper
Paul Bonnett
In Attendance
Homes Administrator

Past Masters' Committee


Past Master
George Turner (Chairman)
Past Masters
All other active Past Masters
In Attendance
The Clerk

Social Committee


Past Master
Paul Bethel (Chairman)
The Master
Julian Ellis
Master-in-Waiting
Tony Jarvis
Past Master
Linda Smith
Assistant/Steward
Simon McIlwaine
Claire Bethel
Helen Woolfe
Janie Martin (Secretary)
Liverymen
Susan Shield
Editorial Sub-Group
Paul Bethel (Editor)
Diana de Froment
Claire Bethel
Shaun Mackaness

Membership Committee


Master-in-Waiting
Tony Jarvis (Chairman)
Master
Julian Ellis
Past Master
Elizabeth Green
Assistant
Philip Tranter
Liverymen
Richard Fynes
Paul Davey
Toni Hicks
Paula Taylor
Freeman
Caitlin Charles-Jones

Residents’ Entertainment Committee


Liverymen
Michael Griffiths (Chairman)
Paul Bonnett
Homes Administrator
Nettie Ellis

Investment Committee


Past Masters
Hugh Stevenson (Chairman)
John Strange
Stephen Woolfe
Hon Treasurer
Matthew Ellis

Finance & General Purposes Committee


The Master
Julian Ellis (Chairman)
Master-in-Waiting
Tony Jarvis
Under Warden and Hon Treasurer
Matthew Ellis