Our Court & Officials  

The Court controls the activities of the Masons’ Company under the guidance of a Master, Upper Warden and Renter Warden (The Officers).  Other members of the Court include several Past Masters plus Court Assistants who have not passed the chair. 

We have a number of committees covering Finance, Craft & Training, Awards, Communications, Membership, Development Fundraising and Sponsorship and Social matters all of which report to the Court. We also run two independent charities the trustees of which are members of the Company.

The Master and Wardens are elected annually in June.

Officers for 2018-19

Andrew Bowles Christopher Radmore Dr Christine Rigden
Master Upper Warden Renter Warden

Photographs by Michael O'Sullivan.

The full range of photos taken by Micharl O`Sullivan at Common Hall on 12th June 2018 can be seen by clicking on icon below (opens in new window) then selecting "Livery Companies" from the list (quite easy)

Resume from The Master Andrew Bowles

Andrew Bowles is a participator in and a lover of many sports, music and the arts.

He cycles, runs, walks and skis and has been a life-long supporter of Leicester Tigers where the Crumbie Stand is named after his great-grandfather. He also enjoyed playing cricket for many years although deteriorating eyesight and slowing reactions have put paid to anything more than the odd game on the beach these days. During the teenage years of his four sons Andrew twice walked the Camino from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela and holds high hopes of doing this once more, but starting from home in England this time to complete it properly. More recently he and his wife Claire undertook the Milford Trek, a four day adventure in New Zealand which included a dramatic rescue by helicopter from rising flood waters.

As a musician Andrew is actively involved with his local Village choir, but largely enjoys music from the safety of the audience, finding time to listen to a wide range of music each and every day. Having become a keen collector of modern ceramics Andrew has also recently turned his own hands to the craft and has an evolving and personal style. Keenly interested in encouraging a new generation in the arts, Andrew is also currently supporting young trainee architects, dancers and musicians through the RIBA, the Royal Ballet School and the Royal College of Music.

Andrew trained and qualified as an Architect and pursued a career at Sheppard Robson, designing a mix of buildings in the City in his early career and latterly leading projects at over 40 universities throughout the UK and overseas. Since retiring from the partnership in 2014 Andrew has consulted with Loughborough University to ‘design’ and set up a new course in Architecture. He also serves on the Estates Management Committee at Loughborough and is a member of the Georgian Group’s Casework Committee.

Andrew was Born 1960
Educated at Uppingham School and Oxford Polytechnic
Joined Sheppard Robson 1986, partner from 1997 to 2014
Married to Claire, four sons born 1992 to 2000

Officials of the Company

The overall running of the Company is the responsibility of the Clerk.  This he achieves with the assistance of the Administrator in the office and the Beadle at formal Company functions.


Giles Clapp   Ted Prior
Clerk   Beadle & Toastmaster




The Masons Company office administrator works in support of The Clerk