Governance and Merchant Taylors’ Company

Governance and Merchant Taylors' Company

The Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors of the Fraternity of St John Baptist in the City of London (the Company) founded the school in 1561 and the Merchant Taylors’ Educational Trust continues to be responsible to the Court of the Company for ensuring the due governance of Merchant Taylors’ School. The Governing Body consists of representatives of the Company, figures from the world of education, the professions, business and the local community and the Chairman of the Old Merchant Taylors’ Society. In addition, the Head Master, the Head of Merchant Taylors’ Prep School, the Bursar, some other members of the Senior Leadership Team and a representative of the Senior Common Room attend meetings. Close links between the Merchant Taylors’ Company and the School have helped the school prosper for 460 years and it is our most earnest wish that they continue to do so.


The following were elected Master and Wardens of the Company for the year beginning July 2024: 

Master: Mr D. G. M. Eggar
First Upper Warden: Mr C. P. Hare
Second Upper Warden: Sir William Horsley Bt DL
Upper Renter Warden: Lady Annie Harding
Under Renter Warden: Mr D. J. Jackson


Commodore A. Cree CBE

Ms P. Barefoot
Mr M. Bond
Mr G. B. du Parc Braham
Commodore A. Cree CBE
Mr S. Eggs
Mr D. Haria
Mrs S. A. Morgan 
The Hon R. H. E. Newall
Mr J. C. Oram
Ms L. E. Orr
Mr V. Paul
Mrs J. Redman 
Mr J. Twining
Mr C. Williams


Head Master 
Mr S. J. Everson 

Bursar & Clerk to the Governors 
Mr I. D. Williams

Clerk to the Governors
Mr E. F. P. Valletta
Contact with the Governors should be made through the Clerk to Governors 

Head of Prep School 
Dr K. E. McNerney 

Second Master 
Mr M. C. Husbands 

Deputy Head (Academic)
Mr R. C. Garvey

Senior Common Room Member in Attendance 
Mr M. G. Hilton-Dennis

Development Director 
Mr N. J. Latham 

Clerk of Merchant Taylors’ Company 
Rear Admiral J. R. H. Clink CBE

Merchant Taylors' School is regulated by the Department for Education.

Address and contact details of the Merchant Taylors’ Company

Merchant Taylors’ Company
Merchant Taylors’ Hall,
30 Threadneedle Street,
London EC2R 8JB

Tel: 02045116285

Merchant Taylors’ Educational Trust
Merchants Taylors Hall, 
30 Threadneedle Street, 
London, EC2R 8JB

Tel: 02045116299