Court of Assistants

The Company is managed by a Court of Assistants (similar to a board of directors) which is responsible for running the Company.

Our Governance Model


New assistants are elected by the Court for an initial term of five years (renewable).

The Court comprises approximately 28 assistants.

The Master holds the most senior position in the Company (similar to a company chairman) and is supported by at least two Wardens – each holding elected office for one year.

When the Master’s term is over, he/she remains as a member of the Court for a further five years.

The Clerk is the Company’s chief executive officer and together with the Master is the public face of the Company, responsible for PR and interaction with the Mayoralty, the City of London, other Livery Companies and the property profession. He works with the Clerk Emeritus who is the chief operating officer and who provides continuity and administrative assistance.

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