Saddlers Hall in the City of London was the venue for the summer livery dinner of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries.
Saddlers' Hall in the City of London was the venue for the summer livery dinner of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries. New master Nick Dumbreck was installed by his predecessor Sally Bridgeland, along with the new senior and junior wardens, Nick Salter and Fiona Morrison.
Pre-dinner drinks were taken in the courtyard, thanks to the warm evening. After dinner, guests were welcomed by court assistant Keith Jones. Clive Bannister, Phoenix Group chief executive and Museum of London chair, gave the response on behalf of the guests. He talked about the museum, including plans for its new home in Smithfield. Our senior livery guests were the Goldsmiths' Company who were giving the museum £10m.
Nick Dumbreck gave Clive a cheque for the Air Ambulance, a charity that Phoenix Group supports. He thanked Sally and her consort Michael for their work. He announced that the WCA was to be affiliated to RAF 601 (City of London) Squadron, with Sally as honorary group captain.
Finally, he said he had supported many charitable activities and, as master, was seeking sponsorship to abseil down the 225m Cheesegrater building in the City.