Master’s Biography

Jackie Williams


Jackie is the Master of the Worshipful Company of Upholders. She became a Liveryman of the Company in 2013, a Court Assistant in 2016, and was installed as Master in April 2022. She was instrumental in setting up the Company’s History Society, of which she is currently Chairman, and is the Company’s Honorary Archivist. She has also chaired the Company’s Membership Committee.

A born and bred Londoner, Jackie graduated from Warwick University with a degree in Accountancy and Financial Analysis, following which she spent twenty-seven years working as a Securities Analyst and Pension Fund Manager. She was one of the very first female analysts covering the Engineering and Automotive industries, and has qualified as an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP). She now runs a financial research company which she set up twelve years ago.

She is married to Dr Keith Williams, a historian and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors. They have one son, Anthony, currently living in Atlanta, Georgia, who has a Master’s degree in history, and is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters.

Jackie counts history as one of her main interests, and obtained a Masters degree in the History of London from Birkbeck College, London. Other interests include travel, reading, wine, cooking, and the Civic City. In addition to her involvement with the Upholders Company, she is a member of the Bishopsgate and Castle Baynard Ward Clubs, and of the City Livery Club.