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Worthian plays key role in King's Coronation

Thu, May 4th, 2023
Worth School

Former Worth student Tim Maile has played an important role in the preparations for the Coronation of King Charles III this weekend.

As Master of the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers, Tim has made a presentation to the Dean’s Verger at Westminster Abbey of the candles for the chandeliers above the High Altar which will burn bright on Saturday.

Tim, who was in Gervase and left in 1978, said: “It’s a tremendous honour to be representing the Company as Master during the Coronation year.”

After leaving Worth, Tim studied Economics at City of London Polytechnic, before starting a near 40-year career with investment company Quilter Cheviot, managing assets within the private client and charity sectors. He joined the Wax Chandlers’ Company in 1981, when his father, Drayson, an Old Gregorian was Master. He has served in various roles in this now over 650-year organisation, that supports the modern wax industry and the beekeeping profession.

Tim said: “Although I am not a beekeeper myself, the link between investment and the beneficial social impact of good environmental practice has become increasingly clear. Working in the City, the Wax Chandlers’ Company seemed a very natural home for me.”

Congratulations Tim for your role in a very important weekend ahead.

Worth likes to keep in touch and hear what former students are up to in their lives, and we run regular articles featuring alumni.

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