Our Committees & Charitable Trust
The Guild operates a number of Committees to assist the Master, Wardens and Court:
Committee Members: Henry Pollard, Matthew Cox
About: Affiliations between the Armed Services and the Livery Companies are formed to provide support and appreciation for His Majesty’s Armed Forces as they guard and protect us. There is much inter-action between Companies and Affiliates such as the granting of awards, exchange of visits, joint activities and dinner guest attendances. Welfare grants are often made by Company charitable funds.
The City of London Livery Companies have a particularly close and long-standing relationship with the Armed Forces of the Crown, that has lasted for generations and continues to flourish today. There are over 400 military affiliations across 111 Livery Companies. The Livery Companies have a vital, and much appreciated, role in supporting numerous regiments, ships, shore establishments, air stations and units in the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force. Where there is an obvious trade, craft or professional relationship between the Livery Company and their associated military units the relationship will often extend to career mentorship, training, examination and awards for excellence presented by the Livery to serving members of HM Forces.
The Guild has formed affilitaitions with Royal Air Force Squadron 6 Flying Training School and Royal Navy 845 Air Squadron.
About: The Education Committee is responsible with the Events Committee for planning and organizing educational events of the Guild and ensuring that the events achieve their strategic goal. The Education Committee is also responsible for creating and curating investment management material that is helpful and a source of interest to members.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Chair: Bev Shah
Committee Members: Rose Beale and Tarandeep Panesar.
Chair: Catherine Joint
Deputy Chair: Rob Greenway
Committee Members: Fyona Knight, Camilla McKane, Dr Luda Svystunova, Faye Ye, Paul Emery, John Fiddes and Andrea Di Lena.
About: The Events committee are responsible for planning and organising events both for existing members and also to attract new members to the Guild. We aim to host a diverse range of events with something to suit everyone. Typically in a year we will host formal dinners in different livery halls, have social activities in the city and have lively discussions on the latest industry specific topics.
Chair: Andrew Bell
Deputy Chair: Chris Robinson
Committee Members: Tarandeep Panesar, Leigh Middleton-Ross, Chris Timms and Daphne Morgan.
About: The Finance Committee is responsible for preparing and reviewing the financial accounts for the Guild, arranging for them to be independently checked and recommending them to the Court for approval. It prepares the annual Budget (drawn up in conjunction with the following year’s Master) and monitors income and expenditure relative to plans. It makes suggestions and recommendations relating to financial matters to the Court. In time, as the Guild’s level of funds reaches a level where there is a material established surplus, it will make proposals to the Court regarding investment policy.
Financial Services Group Representative
Chair: Alderman Simon Pryke
Deputy Chair: Tim Guinness
Committee Members: Deputy Henry Pollard CC, Fabian Richter, Roberta Sanminiatelli and Boris Mikhailov.
Public Relations & Communications
Chair: Jeannie Dumas
Acting Chair: Julian Samways
Committee Members: Victoria Newlands and Fyona Knight.
About: The PR & Comms Committee seeks to raise the profile of the Guild and hence increase its membership through the media and overseeing the newsletter, website and LinkedIn. Involved in all the Guild’s and many wider City activities, it is a fun, informative Committee to join.
Charitable Trust - https://investmentcharity.org.uk/
Chair: Anthony Yadgaroff
Secretary: Celia Soares
Trustees: Melissa Longley, Andrew Bell, Roberta Sanminiatelli, Virginia Salter (External Member), Chris Robinson, Tarandeep Panaser and Erik Berggren.