Installation Speech of New Master, Danielle Harmer
Being part of the HR Guild is a chance for me and for us all to give back to the wonderful profession which I love… and I am also a big Harry Potter fan… so the capes are a bonus. And while there is no Sorting Cap we do have a Loving Cup ceremony coming your way.
First let me make a few introductions. If I could ask the Court members to stand so that you all know who we are and can ask us any questions you may have. Our clerk – John Renz – is effectively our Chief Executive and does all of the work. Our past Masters are Robert Potter, Jacqueline Davis and Mark McLane who handed his robes over to me this evening.
Guilds and Liveries have this whole succession planning thing nailed. Paul is our senior warden and is likely to be elected as Master in a year and Annette is our middle warden and will become senior warden as Paul moves to master and so on. And not a nine box grid in sight! You will have noticed that as fourth master I am also the second female Master so we are running at 50% on gender diversity both with past and future Masters.