About Fiona Adler

I was born in Chelmsford in Essex and educated at New Hall School, before attending University and graduating with a BA (Hons) degree. After emigrating to South Africa to train in structural engineering, I stayed to work there for 10 years, during which time I travelled the country extensively.

Returning to the UK from South Africa to work in the Tobacco Trade, I travelled to Europe, America, China and other Far Eastern countries, promoting UK manufactured products. My role, expanding and diversifying the business, culminated in my appointment as joint Managing Director. After selling my shareholdings in five diversified businesses in 2000, I retrained as a Neuro Linguistic Programme (NLP) coach. I now have a coaching practice in Hampshire specialising in helping children to overcome bullying.

I became a Liveryman in 1997, I was the first female in the Company's History to be a Freeman, Trustee of the Benevolent Fund and subsequently Master, of the Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders. On my installation as Master, I was following in the footsteps of my Father and Grandfather. I am also an active member of both the First XI, the Past Masters' Association for 2011
and the Diamonds, the Past Masters' Association for 2012.

I am a Trustee of the Oxford and Bermondsey Youth Club, serve on the Mencap Special Events Committee and work closely with charities to enable disadvantaged young people in and around London. Previously I served as a Governor of Sevenoaks School and I was the Chairman of the Mansion House Committee at Treloar's School for 2013. I am a committee member of the Wet 10 group of Livery Companies and help organise the Annual Debate which serves to highlight issues about water conservation.

I am a member of Guild of Freemen, The City Livery Club, Queenhithe Ward Club, The United Wards' Club and also a season ticket holder at Southampton Football Club (although that's more of a guilty secret than a hobby, when you come from a family that is passionate about rugby!)

My husband, David Moss is a Liverymen of the Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders and is totally supportive of my desire to be elected as the Non-Aldermanic Sheriff. His extensive business experience includes directorships of Valvestock, where he was founder and Managing Director, then Glynwed International PLC following a take-over, and subsequently Wolseley UK PLC until retiring in 2004. During that time, he was trading with Europe, China, Korea, USA, Australasia and the Middle East. David is a member of the Royal Society of St. George and is actively involved with local charities through the National Association of Ex Round Tablers (41 Club) and is the Honorary Secretary of Hamble Valley 41 club in Hampshire.