Master Glover - Alvan Seth-Smith

Alvan Seth-SmithAlvan Seth-Smith is the Master Glover for the period November 2017 until November 2018. He was born in St George's Hospital (then at Hyde Park Corner). Educated at Merchant Taylors' School (1967-73) and read Classics at King’s College London (BA Hons. 1976, MA 1977). His career was with professional bodies in London, latterly as Deputy Chief Executive for the General Dental Council. He joined the Glovers in 2003, was appointed to the Court in 2009. Many members of his father's mother's family (Scott) were Liverymen of the Company, his Uncle, Benjamin Scott (1814-1892) presented the staff carried by the Glovers' Beadle. His principal hobby is cricket and has served on the main Committee of Middlesex County Cricket Club (MCCC) since 1981 (with a gap!). His other interests include London Zoo, church and castle crawling, and family history.

Rodney Jagelman

Rodney JagelmanRodney Jagelman is Chairman of the Glove Collection Trust and Second Under Warden of the Glovers Company, he was Treasurer until November 2015. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a Director of Law Debenture Pension Trust Corporation plc a leading independent professional pension trustee company. As such he represents Law Debenture on the trustee body of a number of occupational pension schemes chairing about half of them.

Stephen Brooker

Stephen BrookerStephen Brooker is a Past Master of the Glovers' Company and was Chairman of the Glove Collection Trust until November 2015. He is a trustee of a number of charities and has a wide range of clients and business interests He was a non-executive director of East and North Herts NHS Trust for some 11 years, was the first external Chair of the Audit Committee of the Law Society and he is currently serving as an external, independent member of the Audit Committee of the House of Commons.

Keith Ebsworth

Keith EbsworthKeith Ebsworth was Master of The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London from November 2011 to November 2012, when he initially became a Trustee. He has been Chairman of the Glovers' Membership Committee. His working career was with the NatWest Bank and as a Finance Manager of a small voluntary sector Organisation involved with individuals who have mental health problems. He has held various trusteeships over the years, currently involved in Village Community activities. Keith is also treasurer of the Glove Collection Trust.

Rosemary Harden

Rosemary HardenRosemary Harden is curator of the Fashion Museum in Bath, a world-class museum collection of historic and contemporary fashionable dress located in a World Heritage City. Rosemary has worked at the Fashion Museum for over twenty years and has arranged a number of exhibitions at the museum including The Diana Dresses (2010), Sport and Fashion (2012), and Georgians – Dress for Polite Society (2014). Rosemary has been a Trustee since 2005.

Image courtesy of Fashion Museum, Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Marion Kite FIIC, FRSA

Marion Kite worked as a Textiles and Organics conservation specialist at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from 1974 - 2015. She was Head of Furniture Textiles and Fashion Conservation for the last 10 years of her career.

Her personal specialism was all elements of textiles and fashion, organic materials and particularly animal products associated with textiles and fashion.

She served as Chairman of the Leather Conservation Centre, Northampton and today remains a Trustee; she is a Trustee of the Museum of Leathercraft, and of the Glove Collection Trust. She served on the Directory Board of the International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation and also on the Council of the International Institute of Conservation.

On retirement in 2015 she became Conservator Emerita of the V&A Museum.

Ann Esslemont

I became a Glover in November 1997 and was Master 2014/5. I am a Liveryman of the Broderers Company, Past President of Walbrook Ward Club, and a member of most city organisations – City Livery Club, Guild of Freemen, Royal Society of St. George, and United Wards club, etc. I have an active interest in the City. I am involved with fine Cell work; look after the Tabards for the college of arms and spend time at Westminster Abbey repairing and conserving the vestments. I spend much time in the embroidery world! I have actually made a pair of leather gloves, because I wanted to do some gold embroidery on them – the embroidery was fine but the gloves left something to be desired! - hence my claim to be a 'Glover' Hobbies, family, fast cars and fly fishing!

Marian Penney

A retired Career Guidance practitioner, Marian Penney has been associated with the Glovers’ Company for over 30 years, initially alongside her late husband, who was Master 1998-99 and latterly as a Liveryman.  She became a Trustee of the Glove Collection Trust in 2002 and served as Honorary Secretary for 12 years.  She was also Honorary Secretary of her local PCC for 12 years and has been involved in a number of charities including The Duke of Edinburgh Award.    

Robert Yentob

Robert Yentob is a Past Court Assistant of the Glovers Company. He is Chairman of Dewhurst Dent Plc which owns Dents, the largest fashion glove company in the UK, which has it own historic glove collection. He is a non-executive director of several companies and a Trustee of a number of charities.

Deborah Moore

Deborah Moore is CEO Dents with a background in fashion retailing and buying. She joined Dents after working for House of Fraser and Boots and enjoys the challenge of running a multi-channel family business in a fast moving retail environment. Deborah is the Secretary of The Glove Collection Trust.

Below: The former Chairman showing a pair of the Glove Collection gloves at Common Hall 2015.

Trustees - March 2015


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