KARL JARVIS MBA, ACII, ACIS, MCMI, MCIM
SARA FARDON FCII, FCMI, CMgR
Immediate Past Master
VICTORIA KING BA (Hons)
ZOE O'BRIEN FCCA
Court of Assistants
The Court is the governing body of the WCI and has maximum of 27 members or Court Assistants. It is responsible for the overall operation of the Company, the appointment of officers and staff. The WCI constitution provides for a structure of committees with specific responsibilities that report to the Court.
SALLY BRAMALL MBA FCII
SIMON BYRNE BA (Hons) FCA
TIM CARROLL BA MBA FCII (Past Master)
DOMINIC CHRISTIAN CC BA (Hons)
JANE EVANS ACII DipPFS
MAXINE GODDARD MSc
KIRSTY GRAY BSc MBA
AJAY GUPTA BA (Hons) MBA
ERIK JOHNSON BComm MSc ACII MCIRM
MARK JOHNSON FCII, Cert IoD
TERRY MASTERS PhD BSc ASI (Past Master)
DAVE MATCHAM FCII
CLAIRE MCDONALD ACII
MALCOLM NEWMAN BSc FCA
ALAN PUNTER BTech, MSc, MBA, PhD
SAMANTHA RIDGEWELL BAHRM, ACII, CIPD
DAVID SALES CC, FCII (Past Master)
ANDREW TORRANCE MA MSc
KATIE WADE FCA ICAEW (Chair of Trustees)
JOHN YOUNG MA (Cantab)
Honorary Court Assistants
MICHAEL BEWES MA, FCMI, FCIPD, FRSA (Past Master)
DAVID BLAND OBE PhD MLitt BA PhD FCII FCSA FIPD (Past Master)
BERNARD DAY OBE BA LLB FCII (Past Master)
GRAHAM DICKINSON LLB (Past Master)
GRAHAM DOSWELL FCII (Past Master)
COLIN HART JP FCILA FRSA (Past Master)
CLIVE HASLOCK FCA FCILA (Past Master)
TONY LANCASTER (Past Master)
DIETER LOSSE MA (Past Master)
ROGER TAYLOR FCII (Past Master)
PETER WARD BSc FIA FCII (Past Master)
Sir Alexander Graham GBE DCL
The Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE
Stephen Riley MA (Past Master)
Fr James Titley
Church of St Lawrence Jewry next Guildhall
All WCI committees have formal Terms of Reference approved by the Court. These specify each committee’s purpose and detail its objectives and duties.
Finance & General Purposes Committee
The purpose of the Finance and General Purposes Committee is to oversee all matters relating to the finances and financial health of the Company including the oversight of operational efficiency and risk management, the implementation of initiatives in accordance with strategy approved by the Court and the management of the reputation, public relations activities and key relationships of the Livery. In addition, the committee will oversee the appointment of the Clerk and senior members of WCI staff and maintain general oversight of the Clerk’s office to ensure its effective operation.
- Chair: The Master, Claire Burrell
- Senior Warden, Karl Jarvis
- Junior Warden, Sara Fardon
- Honorary Treasurer, Ian Clark
- Immediate Past Master: Nick Dunlop
- Past Master: David Sales
- Chairman of Charitable Trust: Katie Wade
The purpose of the Membership Committee is to promote the Worshipful Company of Insurers by developing its diverse membership, overseeing the application process, proposing candidates for the Freedom of the City and supporting Freemen in becoming full Liverymen.
- Chair: Ajay Gupta
- Senior Warden
- Nick Charteris-Black
- Melissa Collett
- Maxine Goddard
- Alan Grant
- Paul May
- Tunu Sokiri
The purpose of the Appointments Committee is to oversee all matters relating to appointments to the offices of Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden and Honorary Treasurer, the selection of Court Assistants, members and chairs of committees and the WCI Charitable Trust and designated representatives, so as to ensure that the Company develops diversity and encourages inclusion at all levels within the Livery. From a governance perspective, the Appointments Committee is responsible for the selection and recommendation of candidates to fill the positions of Court Assistants, Chairs of Committees and positions within the Charitable Trust. The process involves the Committee making its recommendations to the Court for approval and appointment.
- Chairman Master
- Senior Warden
- Junior Warden
Three most recent Past Masters:
- Nick Dunlop
- David Sales
- Rosemary Beaver
The purpose of the Master’s Committee is to support the Master in his or her year of office in overseeing the day to day business of the Company, dealing with issues as they arise, co-ordinating activity and diary management with the Clerk and the Officers, and monitoring progress against plan. In addition, to support the Master in the development and execution of the Livery’s strategy.
- Chair: Master
- Senior Warden
- Junior Warden
- Honorary Treasurer
The purpose of the Livery Committee is to promote the Company to its members and the insurance industry at large by arranging a variety of social and other events that will appeal to members and encourage Fellowship, networking and engagement, all in support of and in line with the Company’s aims and objectives as established by the Court of the WCI.
- Chair: Alan Punter
- James Benn
- Branko Bjelobaba
- Andy Bye
- John Moffatt
- Suneeta Padda
- Adam Thomas
- Stephen Wilkinson
- Ex officio: Junior Warden
WCI Charitable Trust
The WCI Charitable Trust is governed by a board of trustees appointed by the Court. The full board of trustees meets at least quarterly with two Sub-committees, The Education Fund Sub-committee and the General Fund Sub-committee, meeting in between to carry out the detailed scrutiny of applications and the work of the organisations the WCI supports.
- Chair: Katie Wade
- Honorary Treasurer
- Sally Bramall
- Ian Clark
- Kirsty Gray
- Jaz Saggu
- Veronica Wilkinson
The purpose of the Insurance Non-Executive Directors (iNED) committee is to deliver high quality educational and continuing professional development activities aimed primarily at insurance Non-Executive Directors or potential iNEDs, board chairs and potential chairs and including executive directors as appropriate.
- Chair: Andrew Torrance
- Francois-Xavier Boisseau
- Sian Fisher
- Simon Hearn
- Artur Niemczewski
- Mark Robertson
- Belinda Schofield
- Heather Thomas
- Ex Officio (Founding Sponsor) - Dorian Hicks
The purpose of the Insurance Women’s Inclusivity Network committee is to promote the Company to its members and the insurance industry at large by providing a strong and coherent voice for the interests and advancement of women who participate in the insurance market. iWIN seeks to further serve the WCI by focusing on diversity and inclusion with the interests of women at its heart and collaborate with others within the WCI or externally for the benefit of the insurance market as a whole.
- Chair: Claire McDonald
- Paolo Cuomo
- Catherine Garner
- Nelly Grelet
- Erik Johnson
- Kishan Mangat
- Dr Jyoti Navare
- Kay White
- Irem Yerderlen
- Sarah Griffiths (Sponsor Member)
- George Tousnias (Sponsor Member)
- Sabrina Kruse (Sponsor Member)
The purpose of the Young Members Working Group - known as iEngage – is to promote the Company to its younger members and potential members and to help equip them for a meaningful and successful contribution to the insurance industry, accelerating the development of the skills and expertise necessary to shape the future of the market. It also oversees the Associate programme, an opportunity for younger members to experience the livery at a reduced cost for up to two years before deciding whether to progress to membership.
- Chair - Samantha Ridgewell
- Co-Deputy Chair - Gemma Newbery
- James Bromiley-Davis
- Katie Gatehouse
- Robert Hartley
- Ernesto Llumigusin
- Arnold Magasi
- Liam McDermott
- Bethany Thomas
- Kevin Timms
Joining a committee
The Master, Wardens, members of the Court and the Clerk have worked hard to make it far easier for members to get involved with the Company. As part of this we have formulated a process of placing volunteers into roles where they can contribute to the work of the WCI.
We often have vacancies on the various committees and if you are unfamiliar with what they are, they are as follows: Charitable Trust, Membership, Livery (events), iNED, iWIN and for the under 45s, iENGAGE.
We also offer mentoring opportunities and the chance to be the WCI link with our charitable and military affiliations. We also ask that members, attending our formal events, put themselves forward to welcome our Company guests or someone attending for the first time.
If you would like to be considered as a Committee member or would just like to explore getting more involved please send a copy of your CV to the Clerk, identifying which opportunities you are interested in. We will then add you to our volunteer list.
Please don’t be put off if you are new as we welcome interest from all our members.
The following guides might be useful if you are considering offering your services for one of these roles.