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-five companies 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 (Richard Bonner)
Immediate Past Master (Nigel Hardy)
Master Elect (David Pople)
Senior Guardian (Jane Oakland)
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
Martin Whife
Jane Oakland

Master of the Guild of Guardians 2015/2016, Richard Bonner

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Alderman Thomas Clarke (Honorary Life Member)
David Clark (Honorary Life Member)

Member Organisation (a to z) Representative Guardian
Alder King Grant Watson 
At Bristol Phil Winfield 
Atkins Walters Webster AWW Mark  Alker Stone 
Baker Tilly Nigel  Hardy 
Barton Willmore Simon Prescott 
Bishop Fleming Joe Scaife 
Bristol Charities Anne Anketell 
Bristol China Partnership Dianne Francombe 
Bristol International Airport Jim McAuliffe 
Bristol Port Company Terence Mordaunt 
Bristol Water Plc Luis Garcia 
Bristol Zoo Wendy Walton 
Brown & Sons (Seeds) Limited David  Brown 
Capita Property & Infrastructure Martin  Whife  
Carwardines Chris Carwardine 
Churngold Contruction Limited Ross Ancell 
City of Bristol College Lynn Merilion 
Claremont Group Interiors Sarah-Jayne Whitfield 
DAC Beachcroft Tony  Cherry 
Duncan Lawrie Private Banking Jeff Durant 
Ferguson Brown Limited Peter Ferguson 
E C Harris LLP  Richard  Bonner  
Healthcare Financial Management Association Ian Turner
Ian Williams  Andrew  Havard  
JBP Associates Ltd  Christopher  Lawrance  
Jelf Group PLC  Chris  Jelf  
John Huges Enterprises Ltd  Dianne Francombe 
Kendall Kingscott  Jon  Press  
KPMG  Phil  Cotton  
Lloyds Bank Ltd  Paul  Harvey  
Local Pages  Joanie  Bernard - Hayklan 
Mazars  Richard  Bott 
Midas Group Ltd  Alan  Hope  
Mitie Group  Ian  Stewart 
Moon Consulting  Vanessa  Moon  
Keith Popple Limited  David  Pople  
Quartet Community Foundation  Caroline  Duckworth  
Saffery Champness  Richard  Cartwright  
Saint Peter's Hospice  Simon  Caraffi  
Savills (L&P) Limited  Julian  Harbottle  
Smith & Williamson  David  Smart  
Space Engineering Services Ltd  Charles  Murphy  
SS Great Britian  Matthew  Tanner  
Thrings LLP  Jane  Oakland  
TLT LLP  Andrew  Glynn  
Tresure Homes Limited  David  Gillespie  
University of Bristol  Eric  Thomas  
University of the West of England William  Marshall  
Veale Wasbrough Vizards  Nigel  Puddicombe  
Western Power Distribution  Robert  Symons  
Wheale Thomas Hodgins Plc  Adrian  Wheale  
Worldwide Media  Steve  Eggington  


Personal Members (a to z)

  Derek  Bond  
  Michael  Kent  
  Keith  Bonham  
  Bill  Harding  
  John  Hollingdale  
  Alan  Atkins  
  Tim  Stevenson  
  Michael  Gay  
  James  Myatt  
  Sam  Hemmings  
  John  Laycock  
  Norman  Biddle  
  Cedric  Clapp  
  Bob  Russett