The Goldsmiths’ Company has announced that Mark Bridges has taken office as prime Warden, in succession to Lynne Brindley.
Bridges is the former private solicitor to the Queen, and partner at the law firm Farrer and Co.
He became involved with the Goldsmiths’ Company in 1991, when he was made a freeman; became a Liveryman in 2000; and joined the court of assistants in 2006.
He said: “I’m really proud to have made a difference to this aspect of the firm’s diversity. It is a huge honour to become prime warden of this magnificent company, especially at such an important moment in its history.
“After the challenge of Covid, the support we can give to our trade and craft, not to mention our wider philanthropic endeavours, are even more important than ever. At the same time, we need to adapt and renew the way we do things to preserve and enhance the legacy of our predecessors.”