Membership of the Guild is a corporate one, where the individual representing any organisation may change from time to time with the agreement of the Master and First Committee. There are approximately forty companies and ten charitable trusts in membership at present, all represented by a senior executive, as well as a number of personal members. All members are called Guardians.

Membership is by invitation of the First Committee who may invite any former Guardian who is Past Master or who has rendered other significant services to the Guild, to be a personal member. Honorary Membership may be granted by the First Committee to a person distinguished in any field consistent with the Aims of the Guild.


The Officers, with exception of the Master, are elected each year by the Guardians at the AGM in November. The Master Elect when so elected shall assume the office of Master the following year. The Officers of the Guild are:

The Master (David Pople)
Immediate Past Master (Richard Bonner)
Master Elect (Jane Oakland)
Senior Guardian (Simon Prescott)
Hon Treasurer (Joe Scaife)
Minute Secretary (Jon Press)


The Guild is managed by an executive committee known as the First Committee, which consists of the Officers and up to four co-opted members, including two Past Masters:
Keith Bonham
John Hollingdale
Chris Lawrance

Master of the Guild of Guardians 2016/2017, David Pople

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David Clark (Honorary Life Member)

Member Organisation (a to z) Representative Guardian
Alder King Grant Watson
Alec French Architects Nigel Dyke
Alexandra Workwear Martin Lyne
Arcadis Richard Bonner
At Bristol Phil Winfield
Barratt Homes Simon Gilbert
Barton Wilmore Simon Prescott
Bishop Fleming LLP Joe Scaife
Bristol Charities Anne Anketell
Bristol International Airport Jim McAuliffe
Bristol Port Company John Chaplin
Bristol Water Plc Mick Axtell
Bristol & West of England China Bureau Dianne Francombe
Bristol Zoological Society Wendy Walton
Brown & Sons (Seeds) Limited David Brown
Capita Property & Infrastructure Andrew Lintern
City of Bristol College Lee Probert
Churngold Construction Limited Ross Ancell
DAC Beachcroft LLP Tony Cherry
Ferguson Brown Limited Helen Crawford
Grant Thornton Tim Lincon
Healthcare Financial Management Ian Turner
JBP Associates Limited Chris Lawrance
Jelf Group PLC Chris Jelf
Keith Pople Limited David Pople
Kendall Kingscott Jon Press
Lloyds Bank Limited Alex Mackie
Local Pages Joanie Bernard-Hayklan
Moon Consulting Vanessa Moon
Quartet Community Foundation Sue Turner
RSM Matthew Sewell
Saffery Champness Richard Cartwright
Smith & Williamson Imogen Hilton-Brown
Space Engineering Services Ltd Charles Murphy
SS Great Britain Matthew Tanner
St Peter’s Hospice Simon Caraffi
The Society of Merchant Venturers Caroline Duckworth
Thrings LLP Jane Oakland
TLT LLP Andrew Glynn
Treasure Homes Limited David Gillespie
Tristan Fitzgerald Associates Dan Angell
University of Bristol Nishan Canagarajah
University of the West of England William Marshall
Veale Wasbrough Vizards Nigel Puddicombe
Western Power Distribution Robert Symons
Wheale Thomas Hodgins Plc Adrian Wheale


Personal Members

  Norman Biddle 
  Derek Bond  
  Keith  Bonham  
  Chris Carwardine  
  Cedric Clapp 
  Steve Eggington  
  Peter Ferguson  
  Bill Harding 
  Nigel Hardy
  John Hollingdale  
  Michael Kent  
  John Laycock 
  James Myatt  
  David Smart  
  Martin Whife