The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

H M The Queen’s Barge Master

Past Master Chris Livett has been appointed as Barge Master to  H M the Queen from January 2018. Chris comes from a long line of barge and tug captains and is the seventh generation of his family to be involved in the River. He is managing director of the Livett’s Group,

Chris was Master of the Watermen’s Company in 1998, being the youngest Master of the Company.

Having been a Royal Waterman for twelve years he has been involved in State visits and being part of the escort party for the Her Majesty whenever she is on the River and is privileged  and honoured by his new appointment.