The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

About the WCIT

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists is the 100th livery company of the City of London, combining centuries-old tradition with a modern focus, energy and innovation.

Like all livery companies, they look to give something back to the industry and community, and focus on four pillars of activity:

Charity – they raise money and provide IT skills to improve lives through a range of charitable vehicles;
Education – they built Hammersmith Academy (with the Mercers) and support other schools;
Industry and Commerce – they help to promote and shape the IT industry and run several schemes (including with the Royal Signals) to smooth the path of men and women into the industry; and
Fellowship – where, simply, they have a full programme of social activity. They are the only one of the “new” livery companies to have its own hall, and in 2017 celebrated their silver jubilee, 25 years after their grant of livery.


The Company’s Livery Hall holds art work donated by members of the Livery recording those who have held senior roles within the Company. Click on the art work for more details of who is depicted in the work and the artist.


Memories of the WCIT

A selection of memories from past Masters can be seen below:

Reminiscences of Ernest Morriss – Past Master 1976/7
Reminiscences of Dames Stephanie Shirley – Past Master 1992/3
Reminiscences of Peter Monson – Past Master 1993/4
Reminiscences of Roger Graham OBE – Past Master 2004/5
Reminiscences of John Poulter – Honorary Archivist
Reminiscences of Peta Walmisley