The Officers, with exception of the Master, are elected each year by the Guardians at the AGM in November. The Master Elect takes on the office of Master the following year. The current Officers of the Guild are:

The Master (Vanessa Moon)
Immediate Past Master (Simon Prescott)
Master Elect (Jon Press)
Senior Guardian 
Honorary Treasurer (Joe Scaife)
Honorary  Secretary (William Marshall)


The Guild is managed by an executive committee known as the First Committee, which consists of the Officers and up to four co-opted members, including two Past Masters:

Vanessa Moon, Master,

Guild of Guardians 2019-20


Membership of the Guild is a corporate one, where the individual representing any organisation may change from time to time with the agreement of the Master and First Committee. There are approximately forty companies and ten charitable trusts in membership at present, all represented by a senior executive, as well as a number of personal members. All members are called Guardians.

Membership is by invitation of the First Committee who may invite any former Guardian who is Past Master or who has rendered other significant services to the Guild, to be a personal member. Honorary Membership may be granted by the First Committee to a person distinguished in any field consistent with the aims of the Guild.

Member Organisation and  Representative Guardian

Alder King                                                          Simon Price

Alec French Architects                                     Nigel Dyke

Alexandra Workwear                                       Martin Lyne
Amarelle                                                             Mark Colfer

Arcadis                                                                Richard Bonner                                  Barratt Homes                                                   Simon Gilbert

Barton Wilmore                                                 Simon Prescott

Bishop Fleming LLP                                           Joe Scaife

Blaise Commercial Finance                              Aled Morris

Bristol Charities                                                 Anne Anketell

Bristol International Airport                            Simon Earles

Bristol Port Company                                        John Chaplin

Bristol & Bath Regional Capital                        Edward Rowberry

Bristol & West of England China Bureau        Dianne Francombe

Bristol Zoological Society                                  Justin Morris

Burges-Salmon                                                   Patrick Robinson

Business West                                                     James Durie

Capita Property & Infrastructure                     Andrew Lintern

City of Bristol College                                        Andy Forbes

Churngold Construction Limited                     Ross Ancell

Corrigan Associates Ltd                                     Edward Corrigan

DAC Beachcroft LLP                                          

Ferguson Brown Limited                                   Helen Crawford                   

Grant Thornton                                                   Tim Lincoln               

JBP Associates Limited                                       Steve Anderson-Dixon

 Kendall Kingscott                                                Jon Press

Local Pages                                                           Dan Bernard-Hayklan

Moon Executive Search                                      Vanessa Moon

Osborne Clarke Ltd                                             Colin Stratton

Quartet Community Foundation                      Ronnie Brown

Rose Health Partnership                                    Sandie Foxall-Smith

RSM                                                                        Hywell Pegler

Saffery Champness                                             Richard Cartwright

Smith & Williamson                                             John Davies

Space Engineering Services Ltd                        Charles Murphy

SS Great Britain                                                    Matthew Tanner

St Peter’s Hospice                                                Frank Noble

The Society of Merchant Venturers                  Caroline Duckworth

Thrings LLP                                                           Jane Oakland

TLT LLP                                                                  Andrew Glynn

Treasure Homes Limited                                    David Gillespie

Tristan Fitzgerald Associates                              Dan Angell

University of the West of England                     William Marshall

Veale Wasbrough Vizards                                   Kellie Thatcher

We the Curious                                                     Donna Speed                         


Personal Members

 Keith Bonham                      Nigel Hardy                           David Pople

 Chris Carwardine                 Sam  Hemmings                   Nigel Puddicombe

 Steve Eggington                    John Hollingdale                  Tim Stevenson 

 Peter Ferguson                     Michael Kent                         Grant Watson               Bill Harding                            James Myatt                          Martin Whife


 David Clarke - Life Member

Alder King
Alec French Architects
Alexandra Workwear
Barton Willmore
Bishop Fleming
Blaise Commercial Finance
Bristol Charities
Bristol Port Company
Bristol & Bath Regional Capital
Bristol Zoological Society
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