2003 - Michael Curig Roberts

2003 Master Michael Curig Roberts was born on 2 June 1938 in Liverpool, moving shortly afterwards to the Wirral.  After leaving Shewsbury School he served his Articles with the Liverpool firm of Chartered Accounts, Harmood Banner.  He qualified in 1961 gaining several prizes on the way, and became a partner in the firm in 1964 after two years of learning experience in London with the then Deloitte, Plender and Griffiths.  He had a short tour of Nairobi, Kenya at the time of Kenya's Independence, returned to Liverpool, reorganising the firm's Chester office and at the time of the merger of his firm with Deloitte's returned to London as Personal Assistant to the Senior Partner.  After four years he became Partner in Charge of the Southern European practice and four years later returned to London to head the burgeoning Public Sector practice which he ran until his retirement in 1994.  He has been a non-executive director of many public and private companies including the London Residuary Body, The Residuary Milk Marketing Board and the London Pensions Fund Authority, a director of Amalgamated Metal Corporation PLC and a Trustee of Help the Aged.  A late starter, since his retirement Michael has completed his studies as a Bachelor of Arts and then completed his research work at Birkbeck College with a Master's Degree in Renaissance Studies.

During Michael's year as Master he was supported by his then wife Tessa, his son and Liveryman William and his daughters Philippa and Elizabeth. 

Michael was robed in the Livery in 1979, being sponsored by Lionel Mayhew (Master 1979) and Alderman Ralph Hedderwick (Master 1976) and was admitted to the Court in 1989.  He enjoys life and in particular occasional tennis, golf, walking and music as well as the company of fellow Liverymen.

Since 2004 his partner has been Mrs Gillian Tillotson.