The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London

Officers of the Company

Richard Katz FRSA – Master

Richard Katz was installed as Master on 10 December 2019. He was clothed in Livery in 1981 and was Chairman of the Company’s Glass Committee from 2012 to 2018.

Richard has had a long career in the glass industry including both executive and non-executive roles. He was Managing Director and owner of Epsom Glass Industries, a highly profitable niche glass manufacturing company within the pharmaceutical, lighting and electronics markets.

Subsequently, Richard became Chairman and owner of the world-famous Royal Brierley Crystal Company holding Royal Warrants from both Her Majesty The Queen and HRH Prince Charles. Richard was also a Director of The British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation and is the founding Director of Glass Futures Ltd, an organisation set up by the glass industry to develop alternative manufacturing methods to dramatically reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the manufacturing process, enhance training and productivity.

Richard’s father, Eric, was also a member of the Livery and Richard’s son, Matthew, is a Freeman of the Company and will become a third generation Liveryman shortly.


Bill Chesshyre – Prime Warden

Bill was elected Prime Warden on 10 December 2019.


Barbara Beadman – Renter Warden

Barbara was elected Renter Warden on 10 December 2019.