The Company

The Prime Warden

The Prime Warden is the Chairman of the Company and is responsible for steering the deliberations of the Court at all  meetings. During the term of office The Prime Warden will represent the Company at a wide range of events, receptions and dinners both in London, the UK and Internationally.

The Prime Warden changes each year and is elected in October with a term of office that lasts a year from the first Wednesday in November.

Following election in October, our Prime Warden for 2020/2021 is James Rothwell who took up his office at our Court meeting in November.


James Rothwell Prime Warden
Prime Warden Honor

The Renter Warden

The Renter Warden is responsible for the ‘house-keeping’ of the Company; he supervises expenditure, oversees the accounts and undertakes an annual audit of the Company’s wine cellars and valuables.  He also makes regular visits to the Company Almshouses.

Like the Prime Warden, the Renter Warden is elected each year; the outgoing Renter Warden usually being elected Prime Warden for the ensuing year.

Our Renter Warden for 2019/20 is James Rothwell who also took office at our November Court following his election in October.