The Musicians’ Company is governed by Members of the Court and Company Officers whose purpose is to promote and protect the mission and core values of the organisation. Court positions are usually held from the Master’s Installation Dinner in November for one year.

The day-to-day running of the Musicians’ Company is conducted by the Clerk, Hugh Lloyd, and the Deputy Clerk, Amanda Ratcliffe, who also manages the Company’s Awards.


The Right Reverend Graeme Knowles CVO

Senior Warden
Jeff Kelly

Junior Warden
Michael Hockney MBE

Immediate Pastmaster
John Nichols

Paul Campion
Alderman Sir Andrew Parmley
Sir Anthony Cleaver
Kathleen Duncan OBE
Andrew Morris
Lady Brewer OBE (Tessa)
Michael Lewin

Court Assistants
Richard Lyttelton
Alun Hughes
Adrian Mumford
Catherine McGuinness
David Cresswell
Carl Jackson MVO
John Harle
Alex Spofforth
Stuart Barr

Honorary Assistants
John Morley
Richard Crewdson
Jeffrey Lockett MBE
Adrian Davis
Jan Lowy
David Hill
Gavin Barrett
Nigel Tully MBE
Jonathan Rennert
John Rubinstein
Dr Andreas Prindl CBE
Leslie East OBE
Petronella Burnett-Brown
Maurice Summerfield

David Bole
Dinah Nichols CB
Mandy Peat
David Wakefield

Honorary Almoner
The Reverend Philip Chester

Honorary Counsel
Richard Salter QC

Honorary Treasurer
John McCuin

Master’s Chaplain
The Reverend Jason Rendell

Honorary Freemen
HRH The Prince of Wales KG KT GCB OM
HRH The Duchess of Kent GCVO
Sir Harrison Birtwistle CH
Dame Cleo Laine DBE
Dame Janet Baker CH DBE
Dame Gillian Weir DBE
Sir Antonio Pappano
Sir Mark Elder CH CBE