Past Master, Clare James

Past Master Clare James, was installed on 4 April 2017. The Master is elected for a year and presides at all our functions.

Clare is a qualified actuary and Principal at Punter Southall where she provides actuarial and investment consultancy advice to trustees and corporate sponsors of occupational pension schemes. She advises on schemes ranging in size from £3m to £4bn across a range of different sectors and industries, including livery companies. During her career, as well as acting as Scheme Actuary, she has advised on benefit design, scheme buyouts and wind-ups, scheme mergers and transactions. She co-authored a paper delivered to the Association of Pensions Lawyers on the subject of quantifying pensions loss on dismissal. Clare sits on the firm’s professional affairs committee, public sector committee and service group and chairs the defined contribution committee.

Clare has spent most of her life in the City. She spent 11 years as a pupil at the City of London School for Girls before obtaining a First Class Honours degree in Engineering at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Clare became a Freeman of the City in 1995 and joined the Fletchers Company as a Freeman in 1999, progressing to Liveryman in 2000 and thereafter joining the Court in July 2009. She has chaired the Finance Committee for the last two years, recently handing over to her successor in the run up to becoming Master.

Clare is also a Liveryman of the Actuaries Company, a past Chairman of Coleman Street Ward Club and a past Chairman of the Society of Young Freemen.

Clare was first elected to the Court of Common Council, representing the Ward of Farringdon Within, in April 2008. Over the last 8 years she has served on a number of Corporation Committees including Planning and Transportation and Children and Community Services. Currently, Clare serves on the Finance, Investment and Hampstead Heath, Queens Park and Highgate Wood Committees. She is also Chairman of the Board of Governors of the City of London School for Girls. She was recently re-elected to Common Council in the all-out March 2017 elections and has been appointed Ward Deputy for North Side.

Outside of her professional work and Common Council activities Clare enjoys tennis, music, history and fast cars! She is married to Nigel who is a Liveryman of the Fletchers and Tax Advisers Companies and they have two young sons, Sam and Alex.

Clare is a qualified actuary and Principal at Punter Southall where she provides actuarial and investment consultancy advice to trustees and corporate sponsors of occupational pension schemes. She advises on schemes ranging in size from £3m to £4bn across a range of different sectors and industries, including livery companies. During her career, as well as acting as Scheme Actuary, she has advised on benefit design, scheme buyouts and wind-ups, scheme mergers and transactions. She co-authored a paper delivered to the Association of Pensions Lawyers on the subject of quantifying pensions loss on dismissal. Clare sits on the firm’s professional affairs committee, public sector committee and service group and chairs the defined contribution committee.

Clare has spent most of her life in the City. She spent 11 years as a pupil at the City of London School for Girls before obtaining a First Class Honours degree in Engineering at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Clare became a Freeman of the City in 1995 and joined the Fletchers Company as a Freeman in 1999, progressing to Liveryman in 2000 and thereafter joining the Court in July 2009. She has chaired the Finance Committee for the last two years, recently handing over to her successor in the run up to becoming Master.

Clare is also a Liveryman of the Actuaries Company, a past Chairman of Coleman Street Ward Club and a past Chairman of the Society of Young Freemen.

Clare was first elected to the Court of Common Council, representing the Ward of Farringdon Within, in April 2008. Over the last 8 years she has served on a number of Corporation Committees including Planning and Transportation and Children and Community Services. Currently, Clare serves on the Finance, Investment and Hampstead Heath, Queens Park and Highgate Wood Committees. She is also Chairman of the Board of Governors of the City of London School for Girls. She was recently re-elected to Common Council in the all-out March 2017 elections and has been appointed Ward Deputy for North Side.

Outside of her professional work and Common Council activities Clare enjoys tennis, music, history and fast cars! She is married to Nigel who is a Liveryman of the Fletchers and Tax Advisers Companies and they have two young sons, Sam and Alex.

 

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