The governing body of the Company is the Court, which comprises the Master (who presides), the Senior and Junior Wardens, the Almoner, 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 in their office, the Junior Warden usually proceeding to Senior Warden, when the Senior Warden is customarily installed as Master.

Court Assistants

Court Assistants are initially appointed for a five-year term and can serve a second term, or for five years after being Master.

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The Court

The Court meets quarterly 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.

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The Clerk & Deputy Clerk

The Clerk and the Deputy Clerk are responsible for the Company’s administration.

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The Chartered Accountants' Livery Charity

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 Deputy Clerk.

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Court Members

Kevin Parry

Senior Warden

Ian Davies

Junior Warden

Court Assistants

Malcolm Bacchus

Charlotte Brigden

John Cardnell

Treasurer and Past Master

David Chitty

Chairman, Communications Committee

Sir Peter Estlin

Immediate Past Master

Ken Gardener

Senior Past Master

Graeme Gordon

Past Master

Miles Hedges

Past Master

Hilary Lindsay

Almoner and Past Master

Steve Maslin

David Matthews

Vince O'Brien

Sally Orton

Clive Parritt

Past Master

Julia Penny

ICAEW President

Beverley Turner

Chairman, Livery Committee

Steven Whitaker

Charity Trustees

Hilary Lindsay


Richard Green


Sue Field

Neeraj Kapur

Steve Maslin

Sally Orton

Martin Robinson

David Watson


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