The governing body of the Company is the Court, which is made up of the Master (who presides), the Senior and Junior Wardens, the Almoner (who is Chairman of our Charity Trustees), the Senior Past Master, recent Past Masters and a number of other Court Assistants (usually including the President, Deputy President and Vice-President of the Institute, if they are Liverymen of the Company).
Each Officer normally serves one year; the Junior Warden usually being elected as Senior Warden, when the Senior Warden is elected as Master.
The Court meets quarterly and takes all decisions affecting the Company, such as its activities, finances, membership, participation in the affairs of the City and support for the Lord Mayor and Corporation.
Court Assistants are initially appointed for a five-year term and can serve a second term.
The Clerk and the Events Organiser are responsible for the Company’s administration.
The Charity (Number 327681), which is independent of the Company, is controlled by Trustees appointed from the membership, chaired by the Almoner. The Trustees appoint the Clerk to the Charity, who is currently the Charity Administrator.