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Master & Wardens Election 2018

On 22nd November 2018 the Company’s new Master and Wardens were elected for the ensuing year.

They are:


The Master


James Kininmonth

James retired from the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, as a Captain, in 1978, joining Lloyd’s and worked in the London insurance market as a broker and company director until 2014.  He continues to act as a consultant and non-executive Director. He is also a Trustee and Director of City-based charities and other institutions. He has served as a Governor at Hatcham and Elstree and lives in Sussex with his wife Susie and three spaniels. Susie and James have three adult children, one of whom, Harriet, is on the Livery. James spends the summer, in between occasional visits to the opera, and presenting prizes at Haberdasher cricket matches, looking forward to shooting and particularly to joining the Haberdasher team at the Livery ski Championships in January.


First Warden


Caroline Davis

Caroline worked for thirty years in the city, in various roles in investment management at Schroders. It was through being a trustee of the Schroders Haberdashers’ Educational Fund that she first became involved in Haberdashers’.  She has remained most involved with the charity side of the Company. She spent eight years as a governor in Monmouth and has enjoyed learning more about our other schools during her year as second warden. Caroline works part time for a small Christian charity and is an active member of her local church. She loves the variety of people she encounters during any one week. She is married to Simon and they have three grown up children. They also have three gorgeous grandchildren with whom they delight in spending time. 


Second Warden


Daniel Hochberg

After having been educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Elstree, and at Oxford, where he first read, and then taught, Law, Daniel practised in Lincoln’s Inn at the Chancery Bar for over thirty years, specialising in trust and property law.  He is a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn.  He is a long-standing member of the Charities and Wine Committees of the Haberdashers’ Company and was a governor at Elstree for 17 years.  His other interests include music, especially playing the harpsichord, going to the opera and the theatre, foreign languages, particularly Italian, since often he visits Tuscany twice a year, food and wine, motoring, and travel; recent trips include Laos and Namibia.  He is married to Tamasin, who has also recently retired from legal practice and is a Freeman of the City of London Solicitors’ Company.



Third Warden


James Gatehouse

After 14 years as an officer in the Grenadier Guards, James left the Army in 1996, taking up a career in investment management. He was a partner in Killik & Co until 2014, managing teams and offices in both the West End and City, as well as looking after families, private clients, trusts and charities. There followed three years as a self-employed consultant and property developer before, in 2018, he returned to the Grenadiers as Regimental Adjutant. This is full-time role and includes managing the Regiment’s affairs and charities, its close relationship with The Royal Family, State ceremonial, recruiting, retention and welfare. He is a Governor at the Elstree schools and a member of the Securities Committee. He is married to Miranda, they live in Barnes and his son recently joined the Company. He is a keen sportsman and particularly interested in military history, antiques and watercolours.


Fourth Warden 


Simon Cartmell OBE

An Old Monmothian whose experience of Haberdashers was limited to shaking hands with Wardens in blue gowns on Speech Days, Simon studied medical microbiology before embarking on a commercial career with Glaxo, followed by Executive Director roles in two FTSE 100/250 firms. In the mid-noughties, when running a Venture Capital backed medical device business based in Elstree, he was reminded about ‘Serve and Obey’ by his then CFO, Past Master Bruce Powell. 10 years later, Simon is Chairman of the Aske’s Board, a role he combines with several NED/Chair roles in health technology start-ups, as an Operating Partner for IP Group plc and on his own account.The other lasting impact of Monmouth was a passion for (English) rugby. Simon is married to Beth, an equally passionate Welsh rugby fan and has two boys, Dan (Welsh) and Tom (English) ... which make family dynamics interesting in the Spring!