Past Master, John Ronald Fenner

Past Master John Ronald Fenner OBE was installed as Master Fletcher in April 2002. 

Work Dept:     Commercial Property

Position: Senior Consultant, Pinsent Masons, London (Property Department) 2005 to date.

Specialises in Town Centre Schemes, Urban Regeneration, Property funding, considerable experience in all aspects of Commercial Property acquisitions, sales, developments, secured lending, building contracts relating to office, industrial and retail developments; represented Plc’s, local authorities and statutory bodies over the years, as well as private corporations.


Articled Zeffert Heard & Morley Lawson; qualified in 1960;

Partner at Lionel Leighton & Co in 1962;

Founder Partner at Berwin Leighton in 1970;

Managing Partner at Berwin Leighton from 1980 to 1984;

Chairman of Partners at Berwin Leighton from 1984 to 1990;

Senior Partner at Berwin Leighton from 1990 to 1994;

Founder and Senior Partner of Fenners from 1994 to 2003;

Equity Partner Maclay Murray & Spens London (Property Department) from 2003 to 2005.   



Chairman of the British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA) from 1991 to 1999;

Trustee of BURA. Charitable Trust;

Lecturer on Property Tax and VAT with various organisations including Hawksmere plc and Henry Stewart Conference Studies

Trustee/Director of the RICS Foundation

Member of the Roundhouse Development Board

Member of the Carlton Club

Member of the City of London Club

Member of The Royal Automobile Club

Member of the London Solicitors Company (Winner of Groitus Prize)

Officer/Member of The Worshipful Company of Fletchers


OBE 1996 recognising work as NGO in the Helsinki Human Rights Accord conferences in Copenhagen and Moscow and work as BURA chair on nationwide urban regeneration schemes (implemented by this and the previous Governments) and influence on urban regeneration in other countries across the Globe.


Trustee of Fletchers Trust

Trustee of RICS Foundation sponsoring improvement in the Built Environment

Extensive Fund Raising for Nightingale House.

Education:       Tonbridge School

University College, London (1956, LLB)

City of London Solicitors Company Grotius Prize, 1960

Personal:          Enjoys skiing, tennis, opera, history.

Languages:      French, Italian and German.

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