The Girdlers' Company stands twenty-third in order of precedence of the 110 livery companies, and has an active livery of around 80, governed by a Court consisting of the Master, Upper Warden, Middle Warden, Renter Warden and up to 24 Assistants. A small staff, headed by the Clerk, co-ordinates the day-to-day business of the Company.
The Master and Wardens are elected annually, on a Thursday in July not more than four weeks before St Lawrence's day (10th August), and confirmed in office at a crowning ceremony the same evening.
The crowns are replicas, created by the Royal School of Needlework, of the originals destroyed with the Hall by enemy action in 1940. The current Master for 2016/17 is the Reverend Sir George Newton Bt. whose CV is here.
The Wardens for the year are:-
Upper Warden, James Maitland;
Middle Warden, Charles Crowther-Smith;
Renter Warden, Julian James.