Master Installation portrait 15-03-24

The Master Pattenmaker,
Deputy Keith Bottomley


Keith joined the Pattenmakers in October 2015, became a Liveryman in October 2016, Court Assistant in January 2018 and was admitted as Master on 13th March 2024..

Keith is actively involved with the Livery as Hon Secretary of the City Livery Club and a Member of the City Corporation Livery Committee. He is also a Liveryman of the Fishmongers and Wheelwrights.

He is an elected Member of the City of London Corporation and is widely involved in leading on sustainability, climate action, sport engagement, youth, education, environment, and broader policy agendas.

He is Deputy Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee, Chairman of the Communications and Corporate Affairs Committee and former Chairman of its Port Health and Environment Committee.

Keith Chairs the City of London BIDs Strategic Partnership and the Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce as well as being a director of the Thames Esturay Growth Board. He is also a Trustee of Housing the Homeless Central Fund and Bart’s Hospital Guild and a former Trustee of Gresham College and Heart of the City.

Keith is passionate about advancing the interests of young people and about skills and education. He is Deputy Chair of Governors at the City of London School and a Governor at the new City Junior School. He chairs Partnership for Young London which influences London, Regional and central government on youth policy.

As a Chartered Banker and former Director of Communications at NatWest Group he has a great deal of experience of working at a senior level in the City of London’s dynamic financial, insurance and professional services industry.