Finance & Risk Committee

The Finance & Risk Committee meets four times per year and is concerned with all matters relating to the finances of the Honourable Company. In addition to providing oversight to the proper management of the funds and income of the Honourable Company the Committee scrutinises the annual accounts and ensures that the Company adheres to all regulatory requirements. F&RC also maintains a Risk register covering all aspects of Company operations which is kept updated at all times.

The Finance and Risk Committee is directed under the chairmanship of Mr Matthew Burrow and The Clerk as Secretary.

Current Committee Members

Chairman of F&R Committee - Mr Matt Burrow

Chairman of F&R Committee - Mr Matt Burrow

I joined the Honourable Company in 2009 becoming a liveryman in 2014 under the 10% rules and served on the Finance & Risk Committee, taking over as Chairman in 2017.

I was trained at HMS Conway before joining Canadian Pacific as a marine engineer Cadet. My career took a sharp change in course when I joined Railway, Mine and Plantation Ltd whose offices were at Imperial House, Dominion Street in the Square Mile - an ever so colonial company. Here I learnt my trade in sales and marketing using my engineering knowledge adapted to railways and mining, this entailed extensive travel in Africa when communications was still fairly rudimentary. I am now the proprietor and chairman of the Holdtrade Group of Companies which carries on the business of trading in Africa and provides engineering for light, narrow gauge, industrial and heritage railways.

As an Old Conway I chair the Conway Merchant Navy Trust which provides scholarships for MN officer Cadetships; the Trust is currently sponsoring 10 Cadets through University to OOW. I am also a Trustee of the HMS Conway Trust which is a benevolent charity.

I am very proud to be the chair of Greenwich, Deptford and Rotherhithe Sea Cadets which has is its premises in the Old Royal Navy College. With a strength of nearly 40 we are very a small but well respected Unit, in extremely historic and prestigious surroundings, providing training and opportunity to many youngsters from the area who otherwise would have little experience of the maritime world.

My other areas of interests and memberships include: Member of Nautical Institute; Anchorites; TSS; Propeller Club; Naval Club; Conway Club; London Rowing Club and RAC. I am also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.

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Scott Hanlon Esq., (Secretary)

Captain Jim Conybeare
Mr. Colin Crawford
Captain Flavian D’Souza CMMar FNI
Commander Les Chapman CMMar RN
Mr. Hew Dundas
Mr. Tony Gosden
Mr. Edward Hill
Captain Mike Robarts
Mr Lambros Varnavides