Peter Hullah BD, AKC, FRSA
MASTER, WOOLMEN’S COMPANY 2022- 2023
(INSTALLED 28th April 2022)
Peter Hullah was born and brought up in Bradford where his father Ralph was a wool textile chemist. Peter was educated at Bradford Grammar School, King’s College London and Makerere University Kampala reading Theology and Education.
Throughout his working life he has been immersed in education with his teaching career beginning as a School Chaplain at St Edward’s School Oxford, then moving to Sevenoaks School and The King’s School Canterbury. He was appointed the Head of Chetham’s School in Manchester and became the Principal of the newly formed Northampton Academy. Between these two Headships, he was consecrated a Bishop and served in the Diocese of Salisbury as Bishop of Ramsbury. Since retiring from Northampton Academy, he has become involved in various education initiatives including supporting school leaders, serving as a governor and Trustee of a school in London and acting as the voluntary director and Trustee of an educational charity working in Sudan and South Sudan. While doing this, Peter and Ann lived for a period in Khartoum, travelling both in Sudan and South Sudan.
Now in “semi-retirement”, Peter has worked with others to develop the Charitable Trust of the Worshipful Company of Woolmen. As Chairman of the Woolmen’s Charity, Peter has been a keen supporter of the Woolmen’s Company throughout the country and he is very proud to be elected as Master for the coming year. Peter is a Council Member of the Campaign of Wool and on behalf of the Woolmen, Peter chairs the team organising the annual London Bridge Sheep Drive and Livery Fair which raises considerable sums of money for the Woolmen’s charities and the Lord Mayor’s Charities.
Peter’s wife, Ann is also a Woolman and she works as an educational consultant supporting school finance managers and developing school building projects in London. They each have two children. Daniel in Boston, Mass is involved in green energy and green technology projects, Esther is a consultant in oral medicine in London, Andrew is a garden designer in Vancouver and Hannah a corporate banker living in London. Between them, Ann and Peter have 9 grandchildren.
Peter and Ann live near Kirkby Lonsdale, at the southern end of the Lake District regularly commuting to London. As Covid recedes they are increasingly involved with local community activities in the north west including supporting music events and singing in local choirs. Peter stands as a cricket umpire in the Westmorland and Lancashire Leagues and Ann is a keen photographer, gardener and golfer.