Company Structure

Chairman Purpose
Court Master All decisions
Honorary Court Senior Past Master Past Masters who have left the court
Past Masters Senior Past Master Selection of Master, Wardens and Court Members
Finance and General Purposes Committee Master Finance and all other matters other than Charity
Investment Past Master Tim Watts Investment decisions
Admission Committee Upper Warden Considers new Freeman and Liverymen to the Company
Membership David Emanuel Encourage new members
Fundraising Lesley Exley Marathon and other Fundraising events
Charity Jane Wilson Charity giving
Events Graham Perry Events
Education Past Master R Kottler Education
Military Mr P Tyrrell Links to our Military friends
Footwear Richard Kottler

The Master

The Master is an ‘ambassador’ representing the Company in outside activities connected to the Livery, City of London functions and to other Livery companies. He is assisted by the Upper and Renter Wardens, who will deputise for the master in his absence.

The Master supports the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs and Aldermen of City of London in their endeavours. Once every three years the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers takes part in the civic procession Lord Mayor’s Parade in November by ancient tradition.

The Master governs the Livery and with the Wardens and the Court decide on all Company business, ie the income and expenditure of the company. An analogue is that the Master is the Chairman and the Court of the Assistants are the Directors. The day to day running of the Company is the Clerk’s responsibility (Chief Executive Officer). The Court consists of Past Masters and Court Assistants, who often chair the committees. The Master, Wardens and Court Assistants are chosen by the Past Masters and then elected by the Court.

The Master spearheads our Charitable events for the Company with the Chairman of the Fundraising committee and the Court. Fundraising is the major mission of the Company.

The Trade Warden looks after the Companies link to the Trades of bespoke shoe making and facilities management. This appointment is for two years, whereas the Master, Upper Warden and Renter Warden change every year in March.

The Court

The Court makes the decisions for the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers

Members of the Court



HRH Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO Royal Patron
Sarah Leijten The Master Pattenmaker
Mr P Tyrrell The Upper Warden
Mr K Bottomley The Renter Warden
Mr Chris Stears Warden to the Trade
Jennifer Bryant-Pearson Immediate Past Master
Past Master S H Lamb Senior Past Master
Past Master Dr David Best
Past Master A Watson-Gandy
Past Master R Kottler
Past Master C W Stone
Past Master T E Watts
Past Master H R Auty
Past Master Sir J W A Timpson CBE
Past Master R L Page
Past Master S J Goodman
Past Master C M Hayward CC
Past Master N C G Andrews
Past Master M Kemsley
Mr S Huxham Assistants to the Court
Mr Martin Pickard
Mr S Etheridge The Honorary Treasurer
Mr A Lyons
Mrs J Wilson Assistants to the Court
Mrs A Cove Assistants to the Court
Miss R Scarr-Hall Assistants to the Court
Mr Martin Heffer Assistants to the Court
Mr D Emanuel Assistants to the Court

Honorary Court Members:

Past Masters leaving the court move onto the Honorary Court. They add their expertise to the Court meetings, but they have no vote on Court Matters if the matter is decided by vote.

Past Master B A K Rider OBE
Past Master Mr A J Y Magnus
Past Master Mr J P H M S Cunynghame
Past Master Mr Ian Scarr Hall
Past Master Mr Deputy A N Eskenzi CBE CC
Past Master Mr G R A Andrews
Past Master Mr R S Sancroft-Baker
Past Master Mr A D Miller
Past Master Mr J A V Townsend
Past Master Mr R Paice
Past Master Mr R J H Edwards
Past Master Mr M Fincham
Past Master Mr N Linstead
Past Master Dame Heather Steel DBE
Past Master Mr D Newell
Past Master Mr C W Stone
Past Master Tim Watts

The Committees

The major committees are Finance and General Purposes, Investment, Fundraising, Education, Charity, Young Pattenmakers and Membership.

The Finance and General Purposes committee deals with every matter concerning the Company’s interest. The Master, Wardens, senior Past Master and the Honorary Treasurer provide the core of the committee, but are joined by other members often with special interest.

The investment committee looks after our monetary investments, gaining advice from an Investment company. The Committee has made substantial progress in increasing the value of our investments.

The fundraising committee provides one of the core reasons for the Pattenmakers. The Committee organises runners for our Golden bond for the London Marathon. This has raised over £200,000 in the last 10 years. There are other fundraising activities, which we from time to time organise.

The Charity Committee monitors our gifts to charitable causes. These cover the provision of bespoke Orthopaedic Footwear, Young Managers, Education, the City of London and Military Affiliations. The orthopaedic footwear covers payment for shoes for people, often without feet and legs and apprentices. On the education, we provide bursaries for the study of bespoke shoe making, City of London Schools and a St Paul’s Chorister. Currently our donations to the military involve providing the opportunities for people to go to camp and to the City of London Air squadron.

The Young Pattenmakers committee aim is the support of Young Pattenmakers. It is to make them feel at home and understand the responsibilities and mores of the Livery Company.

The membership committee encourages new members to join. A prospective candidate is invited to enjoy a Livery dinner with us to meet other members of the Livery.