Mr Giles de Margary TD

Master of The Salters' Company 2017

The Salters' Company - Master Photo

In 1974, after three years in articles studying accountancy, Giles de Margary transferred to shipbroking for the next fifteen years, the last eleven of which were with Jardine Matheson in London. He is a life Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

In 1987, he retrained as an IT analyst. By 1998, he had become a Senior Project Manager with P&O Nedlloyd and in that year, he also inherited his father’s publishing business.  Four years later, he left PONL to run the publishing business full time; and continues in that task in Suffolk, passing his office on the way to the kitchen.

Giles joined C Battery, Honourable Artillery Company in 1972, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2000. He was a Marshal for the Lord Mayor’s Procession from 1991 to 1996, when he joined the Company of Pikemen & Musketeers, HAC, personal bodyguard to the Lord Mayor of the City of London, retiring in 2008 and remustering in 2014. He served on the Court of Assistants of the HAC from 1988 to 2000.

He became a member of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in 1989, joined the Ceremonial Staff in 2003 and is currently a Symbol Bearer.

Admitted to the Livery in 1972, he joined the Court of Assistants in 2000. Two of his forebears were Masters of the Company: J J L Margary in 1832 and Major A R Margary in 1871.

Giles and Amanda were married in 1989 and live in Suffolk. He lists his interests as skiing, shooting, photography and golf and is to be found watching the rowing at Henley.

Reverend Professor Michael Reiss

Upper Warden of The Salters' Company 2017

The Salters' Company - Upper Warden Photo

Michael Reiss was brought up in London and read Natural Sciences at Cambridge. As an undergraduate he was fortunate enough to meet Jenny Chapman, to whom he has been married since 1982. Together, they have written school and university ecology textbooks.

Michael is Professor of Science Education at UCL Institute of Education, Visiting Professor at the Universities of Leeds and York and the Royal Veterinary College, Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and of the College of Teachers, Docent at the University of Helsinki, Director of the Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology Project and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Michael is also a Priest in the Church of England and President of the International Society for Science & Religion and of the International Association for Science and Religion in Schools.

Michael is a former Director of Education at the Royal Society, travels widely and enjoys visiting museums and art galleries and reading fiction and non-fiction alike. His research and consultancy interests are in science education, bioethics and sex education and he also writes on the interface of science education and theology. For further information see

The Hon Philip Remnant CBE

Second Warden of The Salters' Company 2017

The Salters' Company - Second Warden Photo

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The Lord Rockley (Anthony Cecil)

Renter of The Salters' Company 2017

The Salters' Company - Renter Warden Photo

After leaving Gonville & Caius having completed his Natural Science degree in 1983, Anthony joined Peats where he remained for some 33 years. 

Throughout the 90s he worked extensively in KPMG’s offices in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, but latterly was UK based, working exclusively with Private Equity Funds. 

He retired as a Partner in 2016 and is currently considering his next career choice.  

He lives in Dorset where he divides his spare time between gardening and country sports.