Master & Wardens

MASTER AND WARDENS ELECTION 2017

On 23rd November 2017 the Company’s new Master and Wardens were elected for the ensuing year.

They are:

Master 

SHERIDAN SWALLOW

Sheridan was apprenticed in 1969, became a Liveryman eight years later and joined the Court in 1992. He has served on all the major Committees and been a Governor of the Haberdashers’ Aske’s schools at Elstree and of the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, where he was Chairman for 11 years.

Educated at Radley and Magdalene College, Cambridge he started out in life to become a farm vet but ended up instead as an articled clerk at Turquand Youngs and Co, Chartered Accountants in the City. Having almost resigned from boredom after the first three months in the audit room, life perked up when, thanks to a possibly rather over confident statement about language fluency in his application, he was despatched to the Bruxelles office, where he thrived on being thrown in at the deep end and having to learn rather a lot extremely rapidly. He also had a great deal of fun.

After qualification and a further posting to New York he returned to London and moved fully into the world of commerce and industry, joining the renowned firm of wine merchants Saccone and Speed. From there he held various senior Financial Director roles before in 2000 starting his own practice, advising corporate clients, mainly SMEs, in the UK and overseas, specialising in strategic advice, turnarounds, start-ups and special situations.

Sheridan lives in Hampshire with his wife Della, who juggles looking after him with a busy job organising the lives of people who are much more high profile and demanding than he is!  His two children, Hereward and Louisa are both Freemen.

Sheridan and Della firmly believe that weekends are for out of London and out of doors and Sheridan spends as much time as he can gardening, fishing and hunting as well as enjoying village life and the company of friends. His musical tastes cover a wide range from New Orleans Jazz to Mendelssohn although he does draw the line at Stockhausen.


 

 

First Warden

JAMES KININMONTH

James retired from the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, as a Captain, in 1978, joining Lloyd’s and worked in the London insurance market as a broker and company director until 2014.  He continues to act as a consultant and non-executive Director. He is also a Trustee and Director of City-based charities and other institutions.

He has served as a Governor at Hatcham and Elstree and lives in Sussex with his wife Susie and three spaniels. Susie and James have three adult children, one of whom, Harriet, is on the Livery. James spends the summer, in between occasional visits to the opera, and presenting prizes at Haberdasher cricket matches, looking forward to shooting and particularly to joining the Haberdasher team at the Livery ski Championships in January.

 

 

 

Second Warden

CAROLINE DAVIS

Caroline first became involved with Haberdashers’ through her work at Schroders and was a trustee on the SHEF charity.  She has remained most involved with the charity side of the Company and chaired the Overseas School Leavers Scholarships committee and the Shuter Legacy Committee.  She was a governor in Monmouth for eight years and until this summer was chair of the Agincourt / Monmouth Schools Pre-Prep and Nursery School Committee.  Since retiring from Schroders Caroline works part time for a small Christian charity and is an active member of her local church. 

 She is married to Simon and they have three grown up children. They have two gorgeous grandsons with whom they delight in spending time. She is a keen traveller and photographer who loves meeting people.

 

 

Third Warden

RICHARD NORTHCOTT

Richard’s father was Master in 1986 and he entered the company via Patrimony. He was involved with many of the Haberdashers sporting activities in his youth especially Cricket and Golf but has now retired from the former, and struggles on with the later, finishing runner up to the new Master this year with great assistance from his partner.

He is an underwriter at Lloyds, London specialising in Fine art and Specie Insurance and has been lucky enough to travel world extensively working with some of the largest Museums and collections across the Globe.

Richard is married to Victoria, and they have 4 children and a black Labrador including 12 year old twins to keep them young, active and busy!!

He is currently Chairman of the Hall Committee and a Governor of Crayford Academy.

 

 

Fourth Warden 

JAMES GATEHOUSE

After an education at Dover College in Kent, James went directly to Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards. As a young officer he was very busy both in London and overseas, leaving the Army after 14 years as a Major, to pursue a career in the City. He spent the next 17 years as a Partner in Killik & Co, an investment manager, leading a number of branch offices and looking after families and private clients.

More recently he has been a self-employed consultant and property developer. He is a Governor at the Elstree Schools and a member of the Securities Committee. He lives in Barnes with Miranda and together they have six grown-up children. He is a keen sportsman and particularly interested in military history, watercolours and antiques.