On Wednesday 24th January Lisa Rutter (London born Greek Cypriot) was installed as The Master of The Guild of Freemen of the City of London at Tallow Chandlers Hall, 4 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2SH. Her husband Mark is her Consort.
Lisa is honoured and very proud to be representing the Guild of Freemen of the City of London. The Guild of Freemen is an amazing organisation for anyone to join as it also provides great networking opportunities. Lisa would be happy to nominate anyone who is interested to join and become a member.
Lisa is the First Greek Cypriot Lady Master of the Guild of Freemen of The City of London and the 8th Lady Master since the Guild’s foundation in 1908.
Lisa was delighted and proud to also have her father and her son Nicholas at the installation. Lisa’s father Archimandrites Father Spyridon has served The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of The Holy Cross & St Michael at Golders Green since 1987 and is now serving together with newly appointed Father Vissorion.
Lisa who joined the Court in 2013 is a North London girl, her background, teaching, working in the banking and insurance world and being a Mum. Then moving on to serve as a local Councillor for Barnet from 2006, elected for 4 consecutive terms, being Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet in 2011/12 and in that year helping to raise over £60,000 for 3 charities. She is also a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers Company.
Lisa is the founder and Chairman of her registered charity Dementia Club UK. www.dementiaclubuk.org.uk
The work she does for Dementia keeps her busiest of all. She opened the first dementia café in Barnet in August 2013 and she now runs 6 clubs around the borough. These clubs help not only those living with the disease but also their carers and families.
She runs an online carers group meeting every week on Tuesday evenings and is joined by carers from around the country. This gives an opportunity for carers to talk about their challenges and problems and receive professional advice and information.
During the COVID pandemic Lisa continued to help as many people as possible and created the ‘Essential Care Giver’ policy through Parliament, which gave people the opportunity to visit their loved ones in hospitals and care homes.
In the last year, Lisa has been commissioned by the London Borough of Barnet to provide training about dementia to raise a better understanding about this terrible disease and also prevention strategies which explain how mild cognitive impairment can be reversed before the symptoms of dementia are diagnosed. Lisa provides online and face-to-face training, which is CPD certified to all organisations, businesses, hospitals, GP surgeries, care homes.