Current Members

Anthony Brown

Anthony’s commercial interests involve directorships of TRB Holdings Ltd and TR Brown and Sons Limited.


Anthony’s community and charitable interests include being a Lay Canon on Chapter of Bristol Cathedral and a trustee of the Bristol Cathedral Trust. He is High Sheriff for the City and County of Bristol 2017-18, Chair of Trustees of the Basil Brown Charitable Trust, a trustee of the Colston Research Society and a member of the grants committee of the National Churches Trust.

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Membership is by invitation to men and women who are prominent in the business and commercial life of the greater Bristol area, and who are prepared to give their time and skills in support of the Merchant Venturers’ objectives.

All the members meet together four times a year at what is known as Quarterly Hall, and again on Charter Day in November.

The Merchant Venturers are governed by the Master and two Wardens. They head a 15-strong Standing Committee of members who are elected annually on Charter Day, 10th November.

Day-to-day administration is carried out by the Treasurer, who is effectively the chief executive. He is advised as necessary by the Clerk, who is a lawyer.