The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers plays an integral role in the governance of the City, joining other Livery Companies in electing the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs each year.
The supreme authority of the Livery is its Court, which comprises of 20 Assistants, including the Master and Upper Warden.
The Court meets quarterly to discuss and ratify committee recommendations for the governance of the Company. The Wardens and a committee of Past Masters support the Master.
The Clerk of the Company is responsible to the Master and Court and oversees the day-to-day management of Company matters.
The Beadle is responsible for maintaining good order within the Company and carries out ceremonial duties.
The Master: David Henry Seymour Simmons
The Master's Badge
Upper Warden: George Edward Smith
The Upper Warden's Badge
Renter Warden: Peter James McDermott
The Renter Warden's Badge
Sir John Pound, Bart. (Alderman) Master Fruiterer 1901, Lord Mayor 1904. Sir John was a Leatherseller and chairman of John Pound & Co (manufacturer of leather cases etc) who had various shops on Regents Street, Oxford Street, Leadenhall Street, Piccadilly, Tottenham Court Road and other locations.
Sir J E Kynaston Studd, Bart., OBE.(Alderman) Master Fruiterer 1926, Lord Mayor 1928 was the eldest but the last of the famous Studd brothers who captained Cambridge in successive seasons. The three famous Studd Brothers, Charles, Kynaston and George were Victorian Gentlemen Cricketers; educated at Eton and Cambridge.