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Structure & Activities
The affairs of the Company are managed by a Court of Assistants (“The Court”) which consists of a Master, Senior Warden (also known as the Deputy Master) Middle and Junior Wardens (“The Warden(s)”) and no fewer than 8 and no more than 30 members of the Company, all such members of the Court being Liverymen. The day-to-day running of the Company is delegated by the Court to the Master’s Committee, which acts as the executive committee of the Company, making policy recommendations to the Court. The Master’s Committee usually consists of the Master and Wardens, Past Master, Immediate Past Master and the 6 Chairmen of the Standing Committees.
The Master is elected annually by the Court of Assistants and is normally chosen from the Wardens in order of the Wardens’ seniority.
The Wardens are elected annually by the Court of Assistants.
The Court of Assistants on the proposal and seconding of members elects Liverymen to the Court of Assistants, and is the policy making body of the Company.
The Members or Freemen of the Company are admitted according to the Criteria for Membership, upon submission of an application and payment of the subscriptions due.
The Clerk is appointed by the Court and is the senior permanent officer of the Company.
The Company has six standing committees which reflect its main activities:
Charity & Education
To provide assistance or subsidy to those falling within the remit of the International Bankers Charitable Trust.
To formulate ideas and put forward proposals for events to the Master’s Committee.
To oversee the financial aspects of the Company and to make recommendations for the management of the funds to the Master’s Committee and Court.
To promote the Company’s activities both internally and externally.
To promote the role of liverymen in the Company and their relations with other livery companies and the City.
To oversee the membership process.