Jonathan Crossman is the Master Glover for the period November 2016 until November 2017. He was born in London in 1946 and grew up in Hampshire. He was educated at St Edwards School, Oxford, and graduated with a degree in Physics at Christ Church, Oxford in 1968. After leaving university he joined Shell International and remained with them until retiring in 2002. During that time he lived for some 14 years abroad with assignments in Zambia, Laos, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan, interspersed with home postings in London. Following retirement he became a director of a Norwegian oil services company, a consultant in oil strategy, and has worked with a variety of charitable organisations.
He joined the Glovers Company in 2004, was elected to the Court in 2009 and is a Trustee for his year as Master Glover.
Rodney 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 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 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 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 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.
Julian Pelling, educated in London and trained for the Law becoming a Solicitor between 1971 and 1983. Acquired Fine Records in 1984 still running the business. He became a Trustee of the Glove Collection Trust in 2009.
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 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 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.