On the 25th of January I had the very great honour of being installed as Master of our Worshipful Company for the next year. I am pleased to be joined by the Upper Warden Nicholas Bensted-Smith and the Under Warden John Morton.
I have been a Liveryman of our Company since 1992 being enclothed by HRH The Princess Royal when she was Master. I became a member of the Court in 2011. During my time on the Court I have been Steward for Wormwood Scrubs Pony Club and Chairman of the Finance and the Wine Committees.
The Mistress, Ann, and I have been married for 54 years and we have 4 children, Jeremy, Martin, Jane and David who are all Liverymen of our Company. We also have 8 grand-children.
Ann and I look forward to representing the Loriners in the year ahead at the various events and at the charities which the Company supports. It will be a hard act to follow the Immediate Past Master Colin Gurley and his wife Anne who put so much time and effort into their year in office.