The Rt Rev'd Dr Stephen Platten
The Company is managed by a Court chaired by the Master, who is assisted by two Wardens. The Master serves for one year and acts as the ambassador of the Company throughout our industries and within the City of London.
The Right Reverend Dr Stephen Platten, was educated at the Stationers’ Company’s School and then at the University of London, Trinity College, Oxford and trained for the priesthood at Cuddesdon College, Oxford. He worked for three years initially for Shell International at Shell Centre in London before training as a teacher and then offering for ordination. He served as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Foreign Secretary under Robert Runcie, travelling widely. Appointed Dean of Norwich in 1995, he headed up the Cathedral’s 900th Anniversary celebrations. In 2003 he was consecrated Bishop of Wakefield.
The Upper Warden
Robert Flather, was educated at Oundle and Sheffield University. He started his working life as an engineer in the steel industry before joining book printer Clays in Bungay as General Manager of the bindery. He became Chief Engineer at Jarrolds before joining Kolbus UK, the well-known manufacturer of bookbinding and more recently packaging machinery in 1997. For 22 years he was Managing Director and is now Chairman with particular focus on the UK manufacturing business Kolbus Autobox Ltd.
He is a Past Chairman of Picon, the Trade Association for machinery suppliers to the Printing, Papermaking and Paper Converting industries and also served as President of Global Print, the International Association of National Trade Associations for the Industry.
The Under Warden
Moira Sleight is Editor and Publisher of the “Methodist Recorder”, a weekly, national newspaper.
She was educated at Wisbech Grammar School and then Queen Mary College, University of London, where she studied English.
She is a member of the Board of the Society of Editors and the Board of the London Press Club and serves on judging panels for regional and national press awards.