One of the great joys of being part of a Livery company is the sense of community and belonging. There are plenty of ways to get involved, affording fantastic opportunities to build out your business network and make new friends.
We are governed by the Court, which consists of the annually-elected Master, Senior and Junior Wardens, Past Masters and Court Assistants.
Our Master for the year 2023/24 is Rodney Jagelman
Rodney Jagelman was educated at Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames and Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
His career has been entirely in the field of pensions, both as a consulting actuary and as a professional pension trustee, and almost entirely in the City of London. He started as a trainee with Bacon & Woodrow, now part of AON, and retired in 2018 after 15 years with the Law Debenture team of professional pension trustees.
He has served as Chair of the National Association of Pension Funds, as it then was, City Branch and as Chairman of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees.
He is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Glovers (2018-19) and continues to serve as Chairman of their Membership Committee and as Chairman of the Trustees of the Glove Collection Trust looking after one of the finest collection of gloves in the world.
He is also a member of the Bassishaw Ward Club and of the City Livery Club.
Other current diversions include acting as a trustee of the Roland Hill Fund, a charity that helps past and present Royal Mail staff in need, and as a trustee of the Association of Lighthouse Keepers. He is a life member of the Trollope Society.
He is married to Susan, a Liveryman and Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters. They have 3 grown up children and 2 grandchildren. They divide their time between their homes in the Barbican and in Barley, a village in North Hertfordshire.
As with many Liverymen he likes wine, whisky and good food!.
Our Clerk to the Company is Alexandra Hayward
Alex is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Company.
She is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Glovers, the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers and the Worshipful Company of Nurses.
Our Beadle to the Company is David Cosh
David assists with matters of protocol ensuring all livery functions run smoothly and that the required regalia and Company treasure is in place and returned to the vaults after each function.
The Court is supported by a number of Committees. Please follow the links to find out more and contact the Chair if you’d like to get involved.
- Executive Committee
- Appointments Committee
- Education & Professional Affairs Committee
- Finance and Risk Committee
- Membership & Engagement Committee
- Public Relations and Communications Committee
- Social Events Committee
Our Past Masters are listed here.
The Livery Companies provide tens of thousands of volunteer hours each year across a wide spectrum of activities. If you’d like to take part, please follow the links below to find out more about the projects that we are currently supporting:
Newham 6th Form Collegiate
This school in the East End of London has an inspiring Head, who is keen to expose his pupils to talks from a wide range of maths-related speakers. Contact Gary Simmons of the Education & Professional Affairs Committee if you’d like to get involved.
Livery Schools Link
This pan-Livery organisation seeks speakers and mentors from the Livery Companies for schoolchildren. You can find out more here.
Our Past Projects include:
- Royal Institution Financial Maths Masterclass
- Spitalfields City Farm 2021
- Sheriffs’ Challenge 2022
- Superbloom 2022
- Spitalfields City Farm 2022
There is also the annual Master’s weekend away and regular, varied get-togethers. Recent events include climbing the O2, a ski-trip, picnicking on a canal boat and visits to Bletchley Park and the V&A’s Mary Quant exhibition.
We hold monthly zoom socials, a popular legacy from the dark COVID days when our dynamic programme of Thursday evening virtual socials became the highlight of the week for many of us. We are very proud of the strong sense of belonging and camaraderie these promoted.
You can find our programme of upcoming events here.