Brian Ahern installed as 62nd Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company

Brian Ahern has been installed as the 62nd Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, succeeding Amanda Waring.

The annual Installation Ceremony took place on 13 May 2024 in the Long Parlour at Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. During the same ceremony, Debbie Johnson and Jessica Alexander were installed as the new senior and junior warden of the Company, respectively.

Brian, a stalwart in the British furniture manufacturing sector, joined The Furniture Makers’ Company in 2003, became a liveryman in 2006 and has served on the Court – the Company’s board – since 2013.

The ceremony was followed by the celebratory dinner in the venue’s stunning Egyptian Room. Around 200 guests were in attendance to celebrate the new Master’s installation and were joined by City dignitaries including the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor, Honorary Liveryman Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli; the Lady Mayoress; Alderwoman & Sheriff Dame Susan Langley DBE; and Alderman & Sheriff Bronek Masojada.

Commenting on his installation, the new Master said: “I am immensely honoured to have been installed as the 62nd Master of this great livery company. I very much look forward to working closely with my wardens, Debbie Johnson and Jessica Alexander, to champion our livery and deliver our strategy, increasing membership and promoting our wonderful industry.

The next 12 months are going to be very busy and I am excited to represent The Furniture Makers’ Company at City and industry events.”

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