The Court

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

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Kerri Mansfield JP, Master

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, Senior 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. Gary has been a Court member since 10 October 2011. Professionally, Gary’s experience has been in Sales & Marketing in global network and datacenter 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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Gus Machado, Junior Warden

Gus Machado joined the Company in 1999, initially a member of the volunteering and pro bono panel. He is the current Chair of the Investment Committee and the Charity Fund Raising Committee. He is also a trustee of the WCIT Charity. Gus has been a Court member since 2012, serving on Court as a Court Liveryman and then a Court Assistant. Professionally Gus has over 35 years’ experience in building IT businesses, currently in Data Analytics and Machine Learning.  He is an investor in companies, helping young tech entrepreneurs build businesses.  He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the Royal Society of Arts.

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Paul Finch, Panels Warden

Paul Finch is an entrepreneurial CEO of SME’s in fast moving technology-driven environments. He has founded three technology companies, and conducted several acquisitions and company exits. In 2016 Paul founded a cancer charity raising funds for research to improve outcomes for Bowel Cancer patients. In his spare time Paul skippers an ocean-going yacht.

Paul has been a member of the WCIT since 2007, during which time he founded the Careers & Homelessness Panels, and was the founding chair of the Staff Development & Remuneration Committee. He has also sat on the Entrepreneurship Panel for 15 years. More recently, he rekindled the Medicine and Health Panel and has sat on Court since 2017. He is now the WCIT representative for the FSG.

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Rob Wirszycz, Deputy Master

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 Entrepreneurship Panel, which he chaired for several years.

Past Masters

  • Alistair Fulton
  • Mark Holford
  • Ray Long CB
  • Lady Parmley (Wendy)
  • Dr Stefan Fafinski JP DL
  • Chris Histed
  • Sir David Wootton
  • Nicholas Birtles
  • Michael Webster

Court Assistants

  • Nicholas Claydon
  • Sheila Flavell
  • Michelle Gurney
  • Roy Isbell
  • Paul Jagger
  • Iain Mitchell KC
  • Steve Smith
  • Elizabeth Sparrow

Court Liverymen

  • John Angel
  • Matt Eglin
  • Danielle Green
  • Jane Kimberlin
  • Seatal Patel
  • Peter Tero
  • Jason Scott-Taggart
  • Dawn Wright

Hon Treasurer

  • Liveryman Chris Haden