Nominations and appointments

The nominating bodies have submitted their nominations on the basis of the constitution and the composition of the Committee is –

  • Sir Charles Bowman (Grocer) elected June 2021
  • Alison Gowman (Plaisterer and Glover) elected June 2023
Common Councillors
  • Deputy Keith Bottomley (Pattenmaker) elected June 2022
  • Deputy Shravan Joshi (Fueller) elected June 2019
  • Deputy Philip Woodhouse (Grocer) elected June 2017, Committee Chairman
  • Irem Yerdelen (Insurer) elected June 2022
Liverymen Nominees:
  • David Chalk (Draper) elected 29 September 2022
  • Nicholas Dawson Paul (Salter) elected June 2022
  • Julia Sibley (Innholder) elected June 2017 – Committee Deputy Chair
  • Mark Spofforth (Chartered Accountant and Horner) elected 29 September 2022
Clerks (from each of three Associations)
  • Richard Cole-Mackintosh (Fellowship Deputy Chair, and Shipwrights)
  • Christine Cook (Fellowship Secretary, Retired Clerk)
  • Malachy Doran (Clerks’ Association, and Barbers)
  • Charlie Knaggs (Great XII, and Ironmongers)
  • Kate Pink (Fellowship Chair, and Guild of Freemen)
Co-opted Members (Up to four are permitted)
  • Rob Abernethy (Clerk to the Mercers)
  • David Barrett elected until June 2024
  • Penny Graham (Cordwainers Clerk)
  • Alderman Alastair King (SABTAC)

(Each member nominated can serve for two 3-year terms and service as either Chair or Deputy Chair does not count in the total years served).


If you are interested in serving in one of these capacities, please get in touch with the nominating body or with the Chair or Deputy Chair (who will also be happy to meet with potential nominees to answer any questions they have and better explain what is involved)

The Nominating Bodies and the contact details for the Chair and Deputy Chair can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office at Guildhall.

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