Court

The Company’s structure mirrors the tradition of long-standing livery companies.

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Alistair Fulton, Master

Alistair Fulton has been in the supply side of the IT Industry since 1971. Founding Managing Director of the Triad Group Plc in 1988 and CEO responsible for growth from start-up to London Stock Market IPO in March 1996. Triad won the Holway Boring Award in recognition of unbroken profits growth. He was Chairman from 1997 to 1999 and then senior non-executive Director to date. He was President of CSSA (now TechUK) in 2000-2001 and Board member 1995 to 2007. Alistair continues to represent UK IT Industry on the Philippines British Business Council since 1999. He is a mentor, non-executive director and an investor in early stage technology companies. Alistair is a Chartered Engineer and member of BCS.

Alistair was Chairman of the WCIT Industry Committee and has sat on Court since 2012.

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Rob Wirszycz, Senior Warden

Rob Wirszycz is a non-exec chairman, advisor and mentor for a number of start-up, scale-up, private equity-backed and publicly-quoted businesses that operate in the software and services industry. He has been involved in the broad IT industry for over 30 years in marketing, sales and general management. He was Director General of the CSSA (now TechUK), the UK IT industry trade association, from 1994-1997. He holds Chartered status as an Engineer and Marketer, is a fellow of RSA and BCS, and is a Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School.

Rob has been a member of WCIT since 1995 and has sat on Court since 2016. He is a member of the Entrepreneurs Panel, which he chaired for several years.

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Kerri Mansfield JP, Junior Warden

Kerri Mansfield left school at 17 and has been in IT ever since, as a trainer, coach and project manager working as an independent consultant in the financial and technology sectors. Kerri was awarded a BSc in Social Studies from the Open University and gained her Masters in Professional Development from Middlesex University in 2019. Kerri is an Honorary Fellow of the Coaching Academy, a Fellow of the BCS and a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute and was a winner at the National Mentoring Awards in 2019. Within WCIT, Kerri has been Chairman of the Events Panel, Careers Panel and Charitable Fundraising Committee and has been instrumental in the setup of the coaching initiative with the Royal Corps of Signals, Judicial Panel and the Equality Committee in recent years.

Kerri has been a member of WCIT since 2008 and has sat on Court since 2012.

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Gary Moore, Panels Warden

Gary Moore joined the Company on 17 July 1996, initially through its volunteering panel. He went on to Chair the Pro-Bono & Projects Panel and to Chair the Grants Committee of our Charity, where he remains a Trustee. Gary has been a Court member since 10 October 2011.

Professionally, Gary’s experience has been in Sales & Marketing in global network and datacentre companies, specialising in the financial services sector. Gary is a Chartered Engineer (IET).
Today, Gary is CEO of a national charity which focuses on ensuring people with disabilities are able to benefit from technology at home, work and in education.

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Mark Holford, Deputy Master

Mark Holford is a solicitor by profession but spent 38 years with an international provider of market leading insurance services, amany of them in the shipping and transport sector. During the last 20 years he has been involved in a number of B2B start-ups in the international transport sector. He is currently the chairman of another B2B tech start-up and a non-executive director of a wine importer: he is an investor in these and other start-ups. Mark is also a trustee of a charity which supports young opera singers in the early stages of their careers.

Mark has been a member of WCIT since 1994 and has sat on Court since 2012.

Past Masters

  • Ray Long CB
  • Lady Parmley (Wendy)
  • Dr Stefan Fafinski JP
  • Chris Histed
  • Alderman Sir David Wootton
  • Nic Birtles
  • Michael Webster
  • Michael Grant
  • Jonathan Soar

Court Assistants

  • Sheldon Stoutt
  • Paul Jagger
  • Paul Finch
  • Gus Machado
  • Martin Black
  • Sheila Flavell
  • Elizabeth Sparrow
  • Iain Mitchell QC
  • Steve Smith

Court Liverymen

  • Anjola Adeniyi
  • Dom Aslan
  • Emma Steenson
  • Paul Excell
  • Sarah Trevelion
  • Julia George
  • Alan Simpson
  • Martin Hogg
  • Geoff Sadler

Hon Treasurer

  • Nick Claydon