Meet the Court


The Company is managed by a Court of Assistants (the Court), led by the Master, who is supported by three Wardens.


The Master is elected annually, serves for one year and then often takes the role of Deputy Master for another year. The Senior Warden, Middle Warden and Junior Warden are also elected annually.

Applications for positions of Court Assistant are taken from the membership. The Court meets at least six times a year to discuss Company matters which include fundraising activities, membership applications, events and other matters of the day.  


Members of the court

Mark Glover


James Gurling OBE

Deputy Master

Sally Sykes

Senior Warden

Sarah Jurado

Middle Warden

Jason Groves

Junior Warden

Matt West

Renter Warden

Andy Sillett

Court Assistant

Anne Donoghue

Court Assistant

Adam Honeysett-Watt

Court Assistant

Gloria Walker

Court Assistant

Carole Foster

Court Assistant

Deborah Oliver

Past Master

Edward Lord OBE, JP

Court Assistant

Gavin Ellwood

Past Master

Patricia Hamzehee

Court Assistant

Patricia Hamzehee

Court Assistant

Sarah Wait

Past Master

Justine McGuinness, Court Assistant

Past Masters

Deborah Oliver TD FCIPR

2019 - 2020

Sarah Wait MCIPR

2018 - 2019

Gavin Ellwood MPRCA ACIPR

2017 - 2018

Katherine Sykes MCIPR MPRCA FRSA

2015 - 2017

Francis Ingham MPRCA

2014 - 2015

Kevin Moore MCIPR

2013 - 2014

Jonathan Chandler MCIPR

2012 - 2013

Dr Martin Dudley FSA CC

2011 - 2012

Brian Moore

2010 - 2011

Sir Gavyn Farr Arthur MA DCL

2009 - 2010

Kelly Freeman MA Dip CAM PR

2008 - 2009

Una Riley MCIPR

2007 - 2008

Philip Dewhurst FCIPR

2006 - 2007

Carol Friend FCIPR

2005 - 2006

Mike Granatt CB FCIPR FRSA

2004 - 2005

John F Gray FCIPR

2003 - 2004

Rosemary Brook FCIPR

2002 - 2003

Rowland Whitehead Bt

2001 - 2002

Stephen Jolly FCIPR

2000 - 2001

Ric Gainsborough Foot CBE FCIPR

Integrity, trust, fellowship, inclusivity, diversity

The Company of Communicators
Follow us on social media

Copyright © 2023 The Company of Communicators
Privacy and cookies

Created by Sherry Design