Simon Keswick

Simon Lindley Keswick FRSA (born 20 May 1942)[2] is a Scottish businessman and the younger brother of Sir Chips Keswick and Sir Henry Keswick.

Simon Keswick
Born
Simon Lindley Keswick

(1942-05-20) 20 May 1942 (age 78)
NationalityBritish
EducationEton College
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
OccupationDirector of Matheson & Co., Fleming Mercantile Investment Trust, Hanson plc, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Net worth£1.75 billion (2011)[1]
Spouse(s)Emma Chetwode
ChildrenFour (two sons, two daughters)
RelativesSir Chips Keswick (brother) and Sir Henry Keswick (brother)

Early life and educationEdit

Part of the Keswick family business dynasty, he is the son of Sir William Keswick and Mary Lindley, and the grandson of Henry Keswick. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2]

CareerEdit

He is a director of Matheson & Co. (owned by Jardine Matheson Holdings), Fleming Mercantile Investment Trust, Hanson plc, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. He was previously Chairman of the Kwik Save Group plc.[2]

A Cheltenham Town supporter, he was a director on the club's board until resigning in January 2009.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1971, he married Emma Chetwode, daughter of Major George David Chetwode and Lady Willa Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound. They have two sons and two daughters.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pollara, Priscilla (26 May 2011). "Daddy's worth £1.7 billion". Evening Standard. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Europa Publications (2003). The International Who's Who 2004. Psychology Press. pp. 876–. ISBN 978-1-85743-217-6.
  3. ^ "Director Keswick quits Robins". Gloucester Citizen. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
Business positions
Preceded by
D. K. Newbigging
Chairman of the Jardine, Matheson & Co.
1986–1988
Succeeded by
Brian Powers