The Fleet Warden

The Fleet Warden

Colin Drummond  was installed as Fleet Warden in July 2021.

Colin was elected to the Company in 2000 and served as Master in 2007/08.  With the Master Launderer he convened the so called WET 10 group of Livery Companies (actually thirteen) and served as their first chair until 2013. He is also a Liveryman of the Gardeners’ and Musicians’ companies.

Colin was born in Belfast and is a graduate of Oxford University and Harvard Business School.   He worked in Economic Intelligence at the Bank of England, as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, as a director of Renold PLC (chains and worm gears) and chief executive of Coats Viyella Yarns Division before joining the board of South West Water PLC (now Pennon Group). These roles proved a suitable introduction to a career as a ‘bin man’ where he was chief executive of Viridor for 20 years during which time it became one of the UK’s leading waste management and renewable energy companies.   Since retirement from Viridor he has become chair of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and of the University of Plymouth.

He was appointed OBE in 2012 and a Deputy Lieutenant of Somerset in 2016.  He was organist and choirmaster of St John the Baptist Church Wellington for fifteen years and enjoys growing vegetables in the manner of a peasant farmer.