MASTER AND WARDENS
Mr Alan Wordie
Master of The Salters' Company 2019
Alan Wordie became a Salter by redemption in 1978 (his younger brothers were elected by patrimony). He joined the Court after being Renter Warden in 2010. He is Chairman of the Salters’ Fundraising Steering Group and since 2012 has been Chairman of the Property & Hall Committee, during which period Salters’ Hall was redeveloped and refurbished. Alan is delighted to have been elected Upper Warden at Election Day 2018.
After six years as a commissioned pilot in the Army Air Corps, he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and became a land agent for the Duke of Buccleuch, managing land in Scotland and the Boughton Estate in Northamptonshire. Now a consultant specialising in land and property, his current projects include delivering a sustainable urban extension of 5,500 new homes (with retail, employment, schools, community buildings and associated infrastructure) and elsewhere the planning and servicing of land for 500 houses with delivery of affordable housing, care home and shops. He is a director of the family property company, Wordie Properties Limited, based in Glasgow.
Alan and Diana have been married for 34 years and their three children (all Salters - Victoria, Rosanna and William) have “flown the nest” which has since been filled with a variety of animals, guinea fowl and recently two colonies of honey bees.
Alan’s hobbies include bell-ringing (campanology), flying a flex-wing microlight, gardening, research into a Grandfather’s involvement in Antarctica (especially on Shackleton’s Endurance expedition 1914 – 1917) and learning more about this wonderful yet fragile ice covered continent.
Dr Elizabeth Nodder
Upper Warden of The Salters' Company 2019
Elizabeth Nodder was elected to the Livery in 2003. She was educated at Benenden, Haileybury and then read medicine at Selwyn College Cambridge, gaining a degree in History of Art in her 3rd year.
She completed her medical studies at Magdalen College, Oxford, and went on to follow her father’s footsteps as a General Practitioner, training with Dr Chris Anderson near Cambridge. She was a rural GP in Dorset until 2017 and continues to work as a GP appraiser and examiner for the Royal College of GPs. She has been a member of the Almshouse Committee and the Salters’ Institute Board.
She has just moved to Cornwall with her husband Charles to have more time for her hobbies which include sailing, needlework, tennis and learning to play the oboe. She has two children, one of whom, Susie, has just been made a member of the Livery, on Election Day, 24 June 2019.
Ms Timandra Nichols
Second Warden of The Salters' Company 2019
Timandra Nichols was brought up in London, living above the Salters’ Company's temporary home in Portland Place, when her father, Bill Nichols, was Clerk. She joined the Livery in 2011 and became Renter in 2015. Timandra is currently Chair of the Charities Committee. She attended North London Collegiate School before reading English Language and Literature at Liverpool University; she has an MA in Visual Culture from the University of Northumbria and is a Fellow of the RSA.
Timandra was a founder director of Arts&Heritage, an arts agency that forges collaborations between contemporary artists and heritage organisations to bring to light the narratives, atmosphere and architecture of histories and place. [www.artsandheritage.org.uk]. She has led two national arts organisations as Chief Executive – Axisweb, the online resource for contemporary art and the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. In the public sector she has worked for Arts Council England and as an arts officer for both Northumberland and Hampshire County Councils.
Timandra has three sons – Richard, Tom and Alastair, who are all Liverymen and a daughter Holly, who is a Freeman. They are all doing their best to add to the Salters’ family by providing her with 11 grandchildren who keep her busy in her spare time! At other times she can often be found gardening, reading or researching family history.
Dr Liz Jennings
Renter of The Salters' Company 2019
Liz was brought up in Stonehouse (Scotland) and attended Larkhall Academy before going to Glasgow university to study science. She graduated in 1985 with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Chemistry and joined ICI as a Process Development Chemist.
She then completed a PhD in Organic Synthesis whilst working at ICI. She was the recipient of a Salters’ Institute Chemistry Undergraduate Scholarship in 1984 and that was the start of her links to the Salters’ Company.
Liz worked in the chemical industry for ICI/Zeneca/AstraZeneca for nearly 30 years, retiring in 2014. She had worked in various technical and project management roles in Process Development, designing synthetic routes for new products, scaling them up and transferring the processes to full scale manufacture. Over the years, she has been involved in the process development of agrochemicals , biocides, specialised dyes for ink jet printers and latterly pharmaceuticals.
She is married to Steve and they live in Cheshire. They also have a house in Spain where they like to spend a few months of the year, enjoying walking and playing some golf. Liz enjoys travelling and music. She sings in a couple of choirs and plays piano, guitar and saxophone (to varying degrees of competency!).
Liz was admitted to the Freedom in 2012, by Redemption, and the Livery in 2016. She was a member of the Salters Graduate Awards Chemistry interview panel for over 10 years and now chairs the Centenary Awards Selection panel. She is a member of the Institute Board.