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The Worshipful Company of World Traders is governed by its Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, and a Court of Assistants which elects the forthcoming Master and Wardens. The chief executive officer of the Company is known as the Clerk. The Master and Wardens serve the Company in their respective roles for a period of one year, after which time the Master becomes ‘Immediate Past Master’, the Senior Warden becomes the Master of the Company and the Junior Warden is promoted to the role of Senior Warden. A new Junior Warden is then elected by the Court of Assistants. Past Masters advise the incumbent Master and can resume as Master should the need arise. The appointment to the office of Clerk is not subject to annual election.

The current officers are:

MasterMr Robert Woodthorpe Browne MBE

Senior Warden: Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli

Junior Warden: Dr Edwina Moreton OBE

Clerk: Mrs Gaye Duffy

A list of Past Masters of the Worshipful Company of World Traders can be found below:

2015-2016: Miss Wendy Hyde CC

2014-2015: Mr Mark Hardy

2013-2014: Professor Heather McLaughlin

2012-2013: Mr John Burbidge-King

2011-2012: Miss Mei Sim Lai OBE, DL

2010-2011: Mr Graham Bishop

2009-2010: Mr Michael Wren

2008-2009: The Rt Hon the Baroness Garden of Frognal, PC

2007-2008: Mr Robert Alston CMG, QSO, DL

2006:2007: Mr Jack Wigglesworth

2005-2006: Mr William King

2004-2005: Mr Eric Stobart

2003-2004: Mr Eric Tracey

2002-2003: Mr John Stace

2001-2002: Mr Bryan Whalley TD

2000-2001: Miss Sue Hughes

1999-2000: Sir Roger Cork

1998-1999: Mr Peter Wildblood

1997-1998: Mr David Watt

1996-1997: Mr Jim Davis CBE, K(DK)

1995-1996: Mr Bryan Montgomery

1994-1995: The Venerable Peter Delaney MBE

1993-1994: Mr George Capon

1992-1993: Mr Peter Drew OBE

1991-1992: The Earl of Limerick KBE

1990-1991: Mr Richard Charvet RD, KSstJ, JP

1989-1990: Mr Peter Bowring CBE

1987-1988: Sir Peter Gadsden GBE AC FREng

1985-1987: Mr Peter Drew OBE