Master & Court


Master Alan Roughan

Alan, a licensed London Taxi driver for 35 years, was born in Peckham South London. He attended the local schools after which he served a 4 year apprenticeship and qualified as a carpenter. Alan played semi-professional football for 20 years and progressed into semi-professional football management. He was elected to become a Director of Radio Taxis in 2002, during his time at Radio Taxis the Company was demutualised and through his perseverance and determination Radio Taxis was the first Taxi Company to support the Olympic bid. He was part of the Committee responsible for driving the Olympic Officials to Buckingham Palace.

Alan became a member of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers in 2002. He is a regular driver on the Children’s Magical Tour to Disneyland Paris and in 2005 he was invited onto the Membership Committee. In 2008 he became a Court Assistant and in the same year he was invited to become a Committee member for the annual Disneyland Trip to Paris. As part of that Committee Alan is responsible for sourcing and ensuring that suppliers deliver the food for a hearty breakfast before everyone leaves for Disneyland Paris.


Alan has been married to Sally for 30 years; they have a daughter Dora who is currently studying at the University of Manchester. His hobbies include playing tennis at his local club in Beckenham, a hot yoga enthusiast and an Arsenal supporter (no one’s perfect).

Alan Roughan was installed as Master of The Worshipful Company of Hackney carriage Drivers at Haberdasher's Hall in September 2016. Upon his isntallation Alan commented: "It is a privelege and an honour tio serve our great Company as Master and I am immensley grateful to our Past Masters for their support and guidance. I will do my utmost to uphold the reputation of our Company and promote the historic London taxi trade during my tenure as Master."

The Wardens

Pictured right (L-R) Michael Cullen (Lower Warden), David Cannell (Upper Warden), Alan Roughan (Master), Colin Evans (Deputy Master) and Rick Alford (Renter Warden)

Contact Details

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