Biography

Nigel R Pullman 

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



Career 


Army 1966 - 1978


Commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals, served with the Brigade of Gurkhas and the UN and 
saw service during the Turkish invasion 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.

Financial Times 1979 - 1996  

On leaving the regular army he joined the Financial TimesFinancial Adviser where he fulfilled a variety of managerial roles, notably launching and being publisher of the FT title , 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. 

Livery


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. 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, Colfe's, in Lewisham.

World Traders' Company
 

Elected Honorary liverymen on retirement as Clerk.

Livery Committee


Elected member in 2006, Chairman 2013, and 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 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.

Appointed to the Commission of the Justice of the Peace in the City of London in 1982, before transferring to the Supplemental List on retirement. 

Other Activities

Member of the Bishopsgate Ward Club, City Livery Club, 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.      


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



Lives in London with his journalist daughter, Laura, who 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 last October in the Daily Telegraph.