Patron & Trustees
Our Trustees have been drawn from the Aldermen of the City of London since 1884. Please click on any photograph for more information
- HRH The Countess of Wessex CVGO DStJPatronHRH The Countess of Wessex CVGO DStJPatron
Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex CVGO DStJ is our Patron and a loyal supporter of Morden College.
- Alderman Sir David WoottonChairman of TrusteesAlderman Sir David WoottonChairman of Trustees
Alderman Sir David was the 684th Lord Mayor of the City of London, serving from 2011-2012. He has been an Alderman of the City of London representing the Ward of Langbourn since 2005 and served as Sheriff of the City in 2009-2010. Sir David was a solicitor, a partner in Allen & Overy LLP, the international law firm, from 1979 to 2015. He is Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Fletchers, the City of London Solicitors Company, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and the Worshipful Company of Glaziers. He is Chairman of Northern Ballet, a Trustee of the National Opera Studio, a Steward of Henley Royal Regatta and a member of Leander Club.
- Sir John StuttardTrusteeSir John StuttardTrustee
Alderman Sir John is a chartered accountant, former Lord Mayor of London (2006/07), and former partner in PwC.
- Alderman Peter EstlinTrusteeAlderman Peter EstlinTrustee
Lord Mayor City of London 2018/19
Interim Group CFO Barclays
CFO Citigroup Corporate and Investment Bank
CFO Salomon Brothers Asia
Chartered Accountant and Partner Coopers Lybrand
Current Governor Bridewell Hospital
- Alderman Professor Michael MainelliTrusteeAlderman Professor Michael MainelliTrustee
Executive Chairman of Z/Yen Group - a financially-qualified scientist in aerospace and computing, running a research firm in finance and technology.
- Alderman William RussellTrusteeAlderman William RussellTrustee
Investment banker First Boston and Merrill Lynch
Chairman CDAM (investment managers)
Past Chairman of Prostate Cancer UK
Deputy Chairman of Place2be
- Dr Abi MastersonTrusteeDr Abi MastersonTrustee
Dr Abi Masterson is a nurse and director of a health-focused consultancy. She is an independent governor of the University of Brighton and has held clinical, education and research posts in organisations including St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the Royal College of Nursing and the University of Bristol.
- Fredrik WidlundTrusteeFredrik WidlundTrustee
Fredrik Widlund is CEO for CLS Holdings Plc, a London listed FTSE 250 property investment group with a commercial property portfolio in the UK, Germany and France. His background includes extensive international business and leadership experience from senior roles with GE Real Estate, GE Capital and Shell. Fredrik has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Stockholm and is a former trustee of Prospect Housing and Support Services.
- Alderman Alison GowmanTrusteeAlderman Alison GowmanTrustee
Alison is a consultant at DLA Piper, having spent her career with them as a senior partner in their real estate practice. She is an Alderman of the City of London and chairs the City’s charitable funder, The City Bridge Trust. She is also a Governor of the Museum of London and the Museum of London Archaeology. She is Deputy Chairman of the Green Finance Initiative.
- Alderman Alastair KingTrusteeAlderman Alastair KingTrustee
Alastair is Founder and Chairman of Naisbitt King Asset Management Limited, an independent, FCA-regulated fund management firm, headquartered in the City of London, specialising in fixed income. Among his voluntary roles Alastair is:
Vice-Chairman of Breast Cancer Haven, a leading national breast cancer charity
Chair of the Institute of Directors Branch on the City of London
Chair of YPO London Star Chapter (part of the largest network of Chairmen and CEOs in the world)
Chairman of the Haringey Project for ‘On-Side’ – a leading provider of youth clubs (‘Youth Zones’) in deprived metropolitan areas