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And we welcome to the Livery in 2017 ….

At the Plough Monday dinner held at Armourers’ Hall we welcomed…

Dr Anthony (Tony) Rollins

Dr. Tony Rollins

Tony graduated with a BSc from Reading University and a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Dundee. After graduation he joined the Patent Department of Beecham Group and has worked for forty years in the patent profession in the life science sector being a Vice President and the head of the intellectual property group at Amersham plc. and Managing Counsel European and Japanese Patents of Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD). He has represented and led BusinessEuope delegations in patent harmonisation discussions, including to China and Japan. He currently runs his own consultancy business.

Tony has been involved in a number of professional bodies in relation to intellectual property and is on Council and currently the President of the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.

He is a keen gardener and enjoys wine and whisky tasting!

Louisa Vincent

Louisa Vincent

Louisa was born and grew up in rural mid-Wales, the youngest of three children.  She had a somewhat unconventional education, including being a year at a boys’ boarding prep school aged 7, and a year in Canada during her A Levels.  After working in London for a few years, she went travelling. She fell in love with Australia, so stayed, moving to Sydney and joining a financial advisory firm. She has worked in different parts of the investment industry ever since.

In 2002, Louisa completed an MBA (Exec), and two years later was transferred to London.  In 2007, she joined Lazard Asset Management as Head of Institutions, with overall responsibility for everything client facing for institutional investors across the UK, Benelux, Nordics and Middle East.

Louisa is a trustee and a member of the finance committee for Fight for Sight, the UK’s largest charity funding pioneering eye research, and the Lazard Samaritan Fund, and has spent over 17 years as an active member of charity committees.

Louisa met her husband in Sydney (also British) and their two daughters were born there.  They live in a small village in Buckinghamshire, and life revolves around family, horses, dogs and other animals.  A keen cook including marmalade and jams, skiing, travel, entertaining and opera round out Louisa’s interests.  They regularly return to Australia every couple of years.

At the Spring dinner held at Vintners’ Hall we welcomed…

Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Mark is co-owner and director of Mansell & Co Chartered Certified Accountants in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. The firm was established about fifty years ago and Mark has worked there for almost twenty years. He specialises in assisting owner-managed businesses and providing personal tax advice, including work for a number of clients in The City, which he visits on a regular basis.

Outside of work, Mark has a busy family life but manages to enjoy regular Clay Pigeon Shooting. He had signed up for the Feltmakers’ Team at the Annual Inter-Livery Shoot where he hopes not to embarrass himself and instead do the Company proud!


John Nicholson

John Nicholson

John was born in 1947, one of twins and the youngest of 7 children. The family lived in just 3 rooms until he was 11 years old. John failed his 11 plus and left school in 1962 with few qualifications, but attended night school, passed a basic electrical course and became an apprentice electrician for the National Coal Board at Vane Tempest Colliery. He received various promotions there, leading to his becoming the colliery electrical engineer. He then moved to Westoe Colliery and to Wearmouth Colliery after Westoe’s closure. When the last Durham colliery closed in 1994, John retired.

As an apprentice and electrician (1962-1972), he was involved with union activities, and attended Ruskin College. His higher education was through the NCB, qualifying with AMEME (Hons) in 1971.

He lost his right hand in a serious accident in 1986.

He is married to Heather and they have 2 daughters and a grandson. John was a FA referee for 30 years, mainly in the youth leagues, and has been associated with his local church for many years, serving as a choirboy in his youth and then as Church Warden, Treasurer and PCC member.

Having known poverty in childhood, he became an active young socialist in the 1960s, and he still retains these beliefs although he now leads a much more comfortable life.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

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