The Court of Assistants is the Guild’s principal governing body; led by the Master and supported by the Upper, Middle, and Renter Wardens, Officers, and Court Assistants, it acts as the Guild’s executive committee and sets out the agenda of the Guild.

The day-to-day management of the Guild is delegated to the Clerk, who in larger Livery Companies holds the role of Chief Executive. The Court meets regularly throughout the year to undertake its duties in relation to the governing of the Guild and the administration of its social and charitable activities.

The Master, Wardens, and Immediate Past Master

Mr Samuel Chadd

The Master

Ms Grace Abba

Upper Warden

Mr John Lam

Middle Warden

Mr Rafael Steinmetz Leffa

Renter Warden

Mr Rhys Jones

Immediate Past Master

Ms Louise Starling

Junior Past Master

Mr Anjola Adeniyi

Senior Past Master

Officers of the Court

Mr Stephen Hodgson


Mr George Godfrey


Mr Jonathan Hooley

Military Liaison & Swordbearer

Assistants to the Court

Mr Reuben Braden-Bell

Court Assistant

Mr Chris Sanders

Court Assistant

Dr Milad Sherafati

Court Assistant

Mr Jack Armitstead

Court Assistant

Mrs Jaspreet Hodgson

Court Assistant

Ms Caroline Roddis

Honorary Members of the Court

Alderman Alastair King DL

Honorary President

The Rev Henry Eatock-Taylor

Honorary Chaplain

Mr Robert Pinchen

Honorary Court Assistant

Dr Jason Frost

Honorary Court Assistant