Past Masters

Masters of the Guild are appointed each year during the Guild's Annual General Meeting in March. In his or her leadership role and duties, the Master also sets the theme for the selection of events for the Guild's programme.

Past Masters

1909

Cuthbert Wilkinson CC

1910

H Brodie Self

1911

Sir Thomas Brooke-Hitchins CC

1912

Emile Chatrian

1913

Alderman George Briggs

1914

H Elliott Sparks

1915

Harry S A Foy CC

1916

Deputy J R Brough

1917

Alfred Lockett

1918

W J Trice

1919

Henry Harrill

1920

Sir Edward Wilshaw KCMG DL JP

1921

Francis Sully

1922

T W Hewitt CC

1923

Sir Lulham Pound Bt JP

1924

Sir Gervais Rentoul KC MP

1925

Major Richard Rigg OBE TD JP

1926

Colonel Vickers Dunfee CBE JP Deputy

1927

Oscar C Berry CC

1928

Charles A Suffield

1929

Sir Richard Sennett CC

1930

C G H Wittich

1931

The Rt Hon Sir Herbert Nield KC JP MP

1932

Lieut-Col Sir Hugh Turnbull KVCO KBE JP

1933

H Holton Sturges FCA CC

1934

H J Eldridge FSAA

1935

Capt M Campbell-Johnston MP

1936

Major Francis H Millman OBE

1937

A Ernest Watts FCA CC

1938

John Joy JP CC

1939

Capt Francis C J Read FSI

1940

T J McManis JP CC

1941

James J Gibaud

1942

Arthur E Howard

1943

Walter Rose MBE FCIS CC

1944

Deputy Frederick Youldon

1945

Arthur L R Harris ARPS

1946

George F Frizell

1947

The Rt Hon Sir William Jordan KCMG PC

1948

Henry C Bound CC

1949

Alderman Sir Frank Alexander Bt (Lord Mayor 1944-45)

1950

John Crighton

1951

Alderman Sir Frederick Tidbury-Beer

1952

Major B W Shilson OBE

1953

Captain Julien F C Bennett DL

1954

Lieut-Col C G Surtees-Shill CC

1955

Deputy H J E Stinson MC MA LLB

1956

Major Stanley W Wells MBE

1957

Sir Denis H Truscott GBE TD (Lord Mayor 1957-58)

1958

Deputy Percy T Lovely

1959

Sir David Floyd Ewin OBE MVO Deputy

1960

Sir Sidney J Fox FRICS CC

1961

Charles De Ryck

1962

Stanley A Phillips

1963

Ronald Ward FRIBA PPIArb FRSH

1964

Frederick W Utting CC

1965

Sir Harold Webbe, CBE DL

1966

Roy R Stuart

1967

Douglas F Dunstan FCII

1968

Albert E Chandler

1969

C H F Fairweather JP FIOB CC

1970

Sir Stanley Morton FCIS PPIArb

1971

Deputy C F W Dyer OStJ ERD FCIS

1972

The Rt Hon Lord Crook KStJ JP

1973

S T Willcox CEng FIMechE

1974

W Arthur Hodgkinson JP

1975

Deputy Charles R Coward JP FCIS

1976

Douglas F Dunstan FCII

1977

Harold Gould OBE JP FCA

1978

Kenneth A Honey FSVA FRSH

1979

Sir Anthony Grant MP

1980

Dr P L Hogg PhD Msc(Econ) BCom

1981

John E Harvey

1982

Henry Duckworth JP FRSH Deputy

1983

David J Eldridge

1984

Alderman Sir Peter Gadsden GBE AC JP (Lord Mayor 1979-80)

1985

Bernard L Morgan CBE JP FCIOB Deputy

1986

H W S Horlock MA Deputy

1987

General Sir Peter Whiteley GCB OBE DL

1988

Donald du Parc Braham

1989

Clifford J Newbold DiplArch FRIBA FCIArb

1990

Dr John T Breen MB MRGCP DRCOG

1991

Rex S Johnson DiplArch FCIArb FRIBA

1992

Derek L Kemp

1993

Sir Clifford Chetwood HonFICE FCIOB HonFCGI

1994

Sir Colin Cole KCB KCVO TD CC

1995

Alderman Clive H Martin OBE TD DL (Lord Mayor 1999-2000)

1996

Vice Admiral Sir Peter Buchanan KBE

1997

Sir Anthony Grant

1998

Norman S Munday AIWSc

1999

Terry Nemko JP FCA

2000

Joseph C F B Byllam-Barnes FCIB FFA FRSA CC

2001

David M B Irving FHCIMA

2002

The Lady Moorea Black MBE JP

2003

Raymond G Holl MBE CEng MIEE MCMI

2004

Alderman Richard D Agutter

2005

Mr Leslie V Lewis FIMF

2006

Mrs Barbara P Newman CBE CC

2007

Mr Gordon M Gentry BSc FRSA FSA Scot

2008

Deputy Pauline Halliday OBE

2008 Centenary Master

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

2009

Sir Gavyn Arthur (Lord Mayor 2002-03)

2010

Mr Anthony JK Woodhead CBE

2011

Mr J Don Lunn FInstT FInstD

2012

Mrs Anne E Holden

2013

Mr Anthony B Fleming

2014

Dr John A Smail JP BDS(Hons) LDS RCS

2015

Lady Cooksey OBE DL

2016

Sir David H Wootton ( Lord Mayor 2011-12)

2017

Mr Peter Allcard

Our Members

""Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club

"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K
 
 

 

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