Nigel R Pullman

Born in 1947, educated at Sherborne School and the RMA Sandhurst.


Army 1966 - 1978

Commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals, served with the Brigade of Gurkhas and the UN and
saw service during the Turkishinvasion of Cyprus in 1974. Transferred to the territorial army in 1979,
and continued to serve in the Inns of Court and City Yeomanry, eventually completing 20 years in military uniform, as a regular and reservist.

He was appointed to Her Majesty’s Commission of Lieutenancy for the City of London in 2014, and as the Honorary Colonel of the Inns of Court & City Yeomanry in 2016 (term of office ended 2021).

Financial Times 1979 - 1996

On leaving the regular army he joined the Financial Times,where he fulfilled a variety of managerial roles, notablylaunching and being publisher of the FT titleFinancial Adviser, and later creating and leading the FT Reader Services department.

Worshipful Company of World Traders
 1997 - 2008

Clerk to the fledgling Company of World Traders. Over the next 11 years he guided them to their grant of livery and beyond.


City of London

Served Sheriff 2012-2013 in the Mayoralty of Sir Roger Gifford, at the Old Bailey together with his fellow sheriff Alderman Jeffrey Evans (subsequently Lord Mountevans). Hence now joint vice president of the "Great 13" past masters association.

Leathersellers' Company

Master 2010 - 2011, having been apprenticed in 1964, admitted a freeman in 1969, and a liveryman in 1975.Long serving governor of the Leathersellers’school (until 2016), Colfe's, in Lewisham.

World Traders' Company

Elected Honorary liverymen on retirement as Clerk.

Livery Committee

Elected member in 2006, Chairman 2013-2016, and was responsible for all the courses and briefings designed for Masters, Wardens, Liverymen and Clerks. In recent years, played an active role in the elections of sheriffs, before becoming one himself 2012-2013.

Charity and Public Service

Now retired from full-time employment, involved with a number of City and charitable activities, including Clerk to the City & Metropolitan Welfare Charity and Patron of the Benefice of a parish in the Diocese of Bath & Wells. Life Governor of the Sons of the Clergy, and long serving Steward of the same charity. Chairman Colfe's Charitable Trust (ret’d 2018).

In 1982 he was appointed tothe Justice of the Peace in the City of London, before transferring to the Supplemental List on retirement.

Other Activities

Member of the Little Ship Club and the Royal Lymington YC, and keeps his ketch on the Beaulieu River. Honorary member of the Lloyd's Ski Club.

Occasionalwriter - The Oldie

For 20 years lead opera groups to European festivals, and is a long time supporter (Envoy)of Opera Holland Park.

Lives in London. His journalist daughter, Laura, became a liveryman by patrimony of the Leathersellers' in 2011.

For a more informal take on Nigel Pullman's life, his daughter's description was reported in the Daily Telegraphin October 2013.

A pdf narrative of the above may be downloaded here.

Nigel Pullman 2022