Master: Lady Parmley (Wendy)
Wendy Parmley was born and educated in Blackpool, where she met her husband-to-be (Alderman Dr Sir Andrew Parmley) during her school days. She read Languages and Philosophy of Education at the University of Lancaster followed by a postgraduate diploma at the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology, Cardiff in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in addition to a linguistics diploma of the International Phonetics Association. She also is a Licentiate of Trinity College, London in Second Language Learning.
Senior Warden: Ray Long CB
Ray Long joined the UK Senior Civil Service when moving to the Department of Health in 1997, before his appointment as IT Director at the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions in 1999.
He became CEO of the Northern Ireland Business Development Service in 2004 before serving as Programme Director for the nationwide NHS Choose and Book service and Major Projects Director in the Cabinet Office. He joined HMRC as Director of Business Tax Change in 2010, before becoming Director of Corporate Services Change in 2013.
Junior Warden: Paul Fullagar
Paul Fullagar has been in the City or near it for most of his working life. He started by gaining a business degree in the City and then qualified as a chartered management accountant.
He started his early career working in life assurance and stock broking, and then spent 12 years in the international container shipping, ending up group finance director of Ellerman Lines Shipping where he helped organise an MBO and its subsequent successful sale in the mid ‘80s.
Panels Warden: Mark Holford
Mark Holford is a solicitor by profession but spent 38 years with an international provider of market leading insurance services, many of them in the shipping and transport sector. During the last 20 years he has been involved in a number of B2B start-ups in the international transport sector. He is currently the chairman of another B2B tech start-up and a non-executive director of a wine importer: he is an investor in these and other start-ups. Mark is also a trustee of a charity which supports young opera singers in the early stages of their careers.
Mark has been a member of WCIT since 1994 and has sat on Court since 2012. He is the chairman of the Charity Fundraising Committee and a Trustee of the WCIT Charity; as such he has been closely involved in the WCIT Charity Award 2018. He is also a long term member of the Arts Panel.
Deputy Master: Dr Stefan Fafinski
Stefan Fafinski was Master of WCIT for the year 2017-18. He spent the first 15 years of his career in software development, project and programme management, technology research and development, and technology consulting before commencing his legal education. Stefan is now a legal and commercial advisor and consultant and an investor in a handful of early-stage technology companies. He is also an Independent Member of the Parole Board for England and Wales.
Stefan has been a governor of Lilian Baylis Technology School in Lambeth and was a founder governor of the Hammersmith Academy, a joint venture between the WCIT and the Mercers’ Company. Stefan was a Trustee of the WCIT Charity from 2010-15 and has led both the Charitable Operations and Charitable Fundraising Committee.
- PAST MASTER Lieutenant Chris Histed
- PAST MASTER Jo Connell OBE DL
- PAST MASTER Michael Grant
- PAST MASTER Nicholas Birtles
- PAST MASTER Charles Hughes
- PAST MASTER Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE
- PAST MASTER Jonathan Soar
- PAST MASTER Michael Webster
- PAST MASTER Sir David Wootton
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- COURT ASSISTANT Paul Jagger
- COURT ASSISTANT Kerri Mansfield JP
- COURT ASSISTANT Gary Moore
- COURT ASSISTANT Gus Machado
- COURT ASSISTANT Sheldon Stoutt
- COURT ASSISTANT Rob Wirszycz
- HONORARY TREASURER Nicholas Claydon
- COURT LIVERYMAN Kimball Bailey
- COURT LIVERYMAN Paddy MccGwire
- COURT LIVERYMAN Richard Pone
- COURT LIVERYMAN JP Rangaswami
- COURT LIVERYMAN Prof. Roy Isbell
- COURT LIVERYMAN Steve Kingan
- COURT LIVERYMAN Rebecca George OBE
- COURT LIVERYMAN Sheila Flavell