30 September 2015
The Court is delighted to welcome 2 new members. Ms Dorothy Saul-Pooley and Alderman Timothy Hailes, JP were all introduced to the Court at the beginning of their meeting on Wednesday 30th September in Tallow Chandlers' Hall.
Dorothy Saul Pooley
Dorothy qualified as a Solicitor in 1982 and worked in the City for a number of years in the areas of international banking and intellectual property.
After gaining a Private Pilots Licence, Dorothy took a break from the law to obtain her commercial licence and flying instructor qualifications, then became an aviation lawyer for a period of ten years.
She became active in the then Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators, chairing the instructor committee and then the Education and Training Committee, became a Court Assistant of GAPAN in 2001 and is currently the Immediate Past Master of the (now renamed) Honourable Company of Air Pilots.
Dorothy now owns and runs a specialist training school at Shoreham Airport training flying instructors and examiners. Recently she opened a second branch at Lee-on-Solent.
She is also an author and publisher of aviation training books and, as a result, is an active Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers.
Dorothy lives in Shoreham by Sea and enjoys skiing, watersports, cycling, yoga, theatre and opera.
Alderman Tim Hailes, JP
Tim is the Alderman for the Ward of Bassishaw, a Justice of the Peace on the Central London Area Bench and a Managing Director in the Corporate and Investment Banking Division of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Tim joined JPMorgan in 1999 as an Associate, was promoted to Vice President six months later and became a Managing Director in 2006. He is currently the Global Head of Legal Practice for the Equities business and was named UK In House Finance Lawyer of the Year in 2014 by The Legal 500. He is specialist in derivatives and structured products. Prior to working at JPMorgan he spent six years in private practice qualifying in The City as a Solicitor in 1995. His first degree is in History from Kings College London where he also held elected office as President of the Students Union.
He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Companies of International Bankers, Solicitors and Pewterers. He is Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Firefighters. Both the Pewterers and Firefighters are located in his Ward. He is Hon. President of the Bassishaw Ward Club, Churchwarden at St Lawrence Jewry and a Governor of both The City of London Freemen's School and King Edwards, Witley. He made his maiden 'white tie' speech in The Guildhall at the Guild's 2013 Annual Banquet - an honour which he will never forget.
13 November 2013
The Court is delighted to welcome 3 new members. Mr Christopher Walton, Councillor Lisa Rutter, and Mr Anthony Miller, MBE were all introduced to the Court at the beginning of their meeting on Wednesday 13th November in Tallow Chandlers' Hall.
Mr Chris Walton BA MBA FIoD
Chris is a Company Chairman and Non-Executive Director. He is the Chairman of Lothian Buses Plc, operator of Edinburgh's bus network, and Chairman of Goldenport Holdings, a London listed shipping company. He is also the Senior Independent Director and Audit Chair of Rockhopper Exploration Plc, a listed oil exploration company, and Audit Chair of the Kazakhstan State Railways, the world's 19th largest railway system.
Pro-bono, he is a Non-Executive member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which was responsible for the 2012 London Olympic Games, and is a Non-Executive Director and Fellow of the UK Institute of Directors. He was a member of the Bank of England's Regional Economic Advisory Panel (SE England & Anglia) from 2002 to 2005.
As Finance Director of EasyJet Plc, he successfully directed its IPO. He has held senior finance and commercial posts at Qantas, Air New Zealand, Australia Post and Australian Airlines. He has also worked for BP Australia, the Australian Senate and Hamersley Iron.
He served for almost a decade in the Australian Army Reserve, principally in the 1st Commando Regiment, and has private pilot's licences in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Chris was born and educated in Perth, Western Australia, but moved to London in 1999. He is married to Sally (Martin), also a Guild member. They have one son, Andrew. Chris and Sally live in central London, but travel extensively.
Councillor Lisa Rutter
Lisa Rutter was born in North London and went to teacher training at Middlesex Polytechnic at Trent Park to study English and Art. She is married and has one son. She is a qualified fitness instructor and Nordic Walking instructor.
Lisa worked in banking for many years and then trained as litigation officer. She then worked for the Insurance Ombudsman Bureau dealing with pension and general cases as arbitrator and finally at Coutts Bank as a Special Matters and Fraud Manager dealing with high profile cases.
In 2006 Lisa went into Politics and was elected Brunswick Park Ward Councillor for the London Borough of Barnet. She is Governor of two schools.
In May 2011-2012 Lisa was elected the Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet. During her year as Mayor she helped to raise money for 3 charities and continues to support the Alzheimer's Society by helping to run a recently opened Dementia cafe in a new hospital which she has funded from money raised.
She is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers.
Mr Tony Miller, MBE
Tony was born in Bedford, but was moved to South Shields within months, where he lived there until his family moved to Lincolnshire when he was 5 years old. He remained there until returning north to finish his education.
After taking his degree in computer science, he returned to Humberside and joined the police force, being posted in Hull and Scunthorpe.
He moved to London in 1981, and whilst working within the City in IT, he became involved in the Whitechapel Mission as a volunteer, serving the homeless with food, showers and basic care. He agreed to take on a full-time role at the Whitechapel Mission and develop the services and the charity. He embarked on developing the work, relationships and funding streams to enable the work to grow and was subsequently able to employ additional staff to deliver the services. Tony was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list of 2012 for his work with the homeless, as well as other awards for his involvement within the local community.
He is very active within the local community, where he is involved with a number of other social and charitable organizations, and is a governor of a local school.
Tony is married to Sue and has three children, now all in higher education.
Mrs Ann-Marie Jefferys MEd, BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQH is elected to the Court
28 January 2013
Ann-Marie was born in Buckinghamshire and attended local schools. She began working in the travel business in the West End before retiring to become a mother. Whilst at home, she studied History through the Open University and went into teaching working in some difficult state inner-city schools before becoming a Headteacher in the independent sector.
Currently living in Kent, Ann-Marie has many charity interests, is a Governor of a local school, and a very active church member serving on her local Deanery Synod and on Rochester Diocesan Synod. She has always been interested in the City and has links through family and friends. She became a Guild member in 2003 and is a member of the Aldgate Ward Club.
Ann-Marie is married to David. They have two children, Sophie who is a doctor and Peter who works in the City. Her interests include travel, museum and art gallery visits, and music.
Alderman John Garbutt, JP is elected to the Court
28 August 2012
Having obtained a BSc Econ Honours degree from the LSE, John Garbutt entered the City in 1975 to work for Rowe & Pitman. He subsequently worked at ICI, Touche Remnant, Schroders and became a Director at Kleinwort Benson in 1987. He has worked at HSBC since 1991, having been head of various departments and is currently Director, Global Head of Corporate Governance in the investment businesses. John is Alderman for Walbrook Ward, a Court member of the Weavers Livery Company and a Liveryman of the International Bankers livery companies.
He is President of the Ward of Walbrook Ward Club and a member of two others, Cheap and Coleman Street as well as being a member of the Parochial Church Council of St Stephen's Walbrook church. He is also involved in numerous UK and international charitable organizations and is a JP and Executive Committee Member of the Inner London Magistrates Association. John is also Deputy Chairman of International Students Trust; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA); a Governor of Christ's Hospital; a Council Member of the City Livery Club and the Royal Society of St George (City branch).
The Very Revd Dr David Ison
11 June 2012
The Court are delighted to welcome The Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul's as the Guild's Honorary Chaplain. Dean David will be introduced to the Court at their meeting on 21st November and will be attending the Jubilee Banquet on Monday 10th December in Guildhall.
New Court Members
24 November 2010
The Court is delighted to welcome 4 new members. Mr David Wilson, Alderman Neil Redcliffe, Mrs Elizabeth Thornborough and His Excellency Mr Anthony Bailey, OBE were all introduced to the Court at the beginning of their meeting on Wednesday 24th November in Tallow Chandlers' Hall.
Alderman David Wootton
Alderman David Wootton is elected to the Court of Assistants
8 July 2009
Alderman David Wootton is a solicitor, a partner since 1979 in Allen & Overy LLP, the international law firm based in London.
He was elected in March 2002 as a Common Councilman in the City of London. From 2003-2005 he was Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Corporation of London and sat on the Policy & Resources and City Lands Committees. He also represented the Corporation of London on the Local Government Association.
In July 2005 he was elected Alderman for the Ward of Langbourn in the City. He is also a Governor of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the City of London Academy (Southward) and a trustee of the City of London Festival.
Away from the Corporation of London, he is involved in the Council of the National Trust, the development board of The Institute of Cancer Research, Jesus College Boat Club Trust, the Misys Charitable Foundation and the Charles Dickens Museum.
He is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Fletchers. He is also a Liveryman of the Solicitors, Clockmakers, Information Technologists and Glaziers Companies.
Dr. Peter Cannon
Dr. Peter Cannon is elected to the Court
23 January 2008
Peter is a General Practitioner practicing in Loughborough. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and of the Royal Society of Medicine as well as a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (London).
He is involved in a number of charitable activities including Rainbows Children's Hospice, Loughborough, MENPHYS (an organisation for children with mental and physical handicaps), Loughborough Homeless Project and he also provides support for local drug abuse voluntary services.
A first aid instructor, Peter is interested in occupational health and is President of the Charnwood Amateur Boxing Club.
The Right Reverend Graeme Knowles, AKC - Honorary Chaplain and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral
The Right Reverend Graeme Knowles, AKC
Honorary Chaplain and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral
21 November 2007
Born in Woburn, Bedfordshire in 1951. Educated at Dunstable Grammar school, King's College London and with a final year at St. Augustine's College Canterbury. Ordained Deacon in 1974 and Priest in 1975 in Canterbury Cathedral. Held the title St. Peter in Thanet between 1974-1979. Archdeacon of Portsmouth 1993 - 1999. Dean of Carlisle 1999 - 2003 and Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man 2003 - 2007.
He is a Member of Ecclesiastical Law Society, Member of General Synod and Chairman of the Council for the Care of Churches.
Mr John Barber
Court Assistant John Barber
3 October 2007
Born in Ilford, Essex in 1947, John was born into a family with strong connections to the Blacksmiths' Livery Company, his mother being the sister of Ronald Earey, Prime Warden in 1965 and Eric Earey, Prime Warden in 1980.
John's career has been diverse, starting in property and moving into catering and antiques. John is currently the Chief Executive Officer of a Charitable Trust for the elderly in East London. In addition he is also a Governor of Carpenters Primary School in Stratford and a Parish Councillor of St Andrews by the Wardrobe.