Nigel Pullman, Leatherseller

Nigel Pullman was apprenticed a Leatherseller in 1964, and has subsequently served as Master, also as Clerk to the World Traders, and as Sheriff in 2012-13. More recently he was chairman of the Livery Committee, but prior to that he chaired the Shrieval campaigns for both Messrs Cook and Sermon. On leaving Sandhurst, he was commissioned into the Royal Signals, and subsequently held management roles at the Financial Times.


Peter Tompkins, Wax Chandler

Peter Tompkins is the Deputy Master of the Wax Chandlers where he has been a Liveryman since 1995. He was drawn to it through his interest in beekeeping and supports the Company’s modern bee-farming apprenticeships. He is a consulting actuary specializing in international pension reform, having previously been a partner in PwC. He lives in St Pancras Clock Tower where he can be tempted to have ideas above his station.


Nigel Bamping, Solicitor

Nigel Bamping is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Solicitors of the City of London (2005-06).
He worked in private practice as a commercial lawyer in the City for over 25 years and subsequently in other City businesses as legal advisor.
He is currently Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers and is involved in a number of other City organisations.

Sally Bridgeland, Actuary

Sally Bridgeland is the Immediate Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries. Former CEO of the BP Pension Fund, she now has an active portfolio of non-executive and trustee roles and is a director at Royal London, The Nuclear Liabilities Fund, Impax Asset Management, Lloyds Banking Group Pension Trustees, NEST Corporation and the Local Pensions Partnership. She founded flexible working charity Executive Shift.

Brigadier David Homer MBE, Tallow Chandler

David Homer has been the Clerk to the Tallow Chandlers since October 2012, after 34 years in the Army (Royal Green Jackets). He was appointed a Liveryman in 2017.

Venetia Howes, Marketor

Venetia Howes is a Past Master Marketor. She worked as a business-to-business marketing professional for Royal Dutch Shell plc for 31 years. She has served on the Lord Mayor’s initiative, Restoring Trust in the City and the City Values Forum since 2010. She is a regular speaker on two Livery Committee courses for Masters, Wardens and Court Assistants.

David Lang, Tallow Chandler

David Lang is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers and their Webmaster. He is now retired but after obtaining a degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University, he had a career spanning over 40 years in Information Technology in which he worked in a consultancy and programme management capacity for a wide range of customers in various areas including financial, communications, travel and leisure, government and military, both within the City and elsewhere in the UK and overseas.

Richard Sermon MBE, Wheelwright

Richard Sermon is a Past Master of the Wheelwrights’ and the Chartered Secretaries’ and Administrators’ companies. Serving as Sheriff in 2010-11 he chaired The Lord Mayor’s initiative on Restoring Trust in the City and The City Values Forum. Formerly a Director of Shandwick plc and senior independent director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson plc, he is currently Senior Advisor at Agilitas Private Equity LLP and a director of The Chairmen’s Forum and The UK Research Integrity Office. He is also Vice-President of City & Guilds and formerly Chairman of London Youth.