John Kemp-Welch

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Sir John Kemp-Welch Formerly Chairman, London Stock Exchange.

In 1994: " JOHN KEMP-WELCH will leave blue chip stockbrokers Cazenove in April to succeed Sir Andrew Hugh Smith as chairman of the London Stock Exchange, writes John Willcock.

"The appointment of an acknowledged City heavyweight will boost confidence in the exchange, badly dented by the Taurus share settlement fiasco last year. Mr Kemp- Welch will join Michael Lawrence, former finance director of the Prudential, who recently took over as the exchange's chief executive.

"Mr Kemp-Welch, 57, was educated at Winchester College and worked at Hoare & Co before joining Cazenove in 1959, where he became joint senior partner in 1980. Regarded as one of the 'great and the good', he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, trustee and chairman of the King's Medical Research Trust and a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs." [1]

"Sir John Kemp-Welch, former chairman of the London Stock Exchange, has been appointed a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings plc with effect from 1 September 2000.

"He joined Cazenove & Co in 1959 and was Joint Senior Partner from 1980 until 1994 when he became Chairman of the London Stock Exchange and from which he retired in May 2000.

"Sir John's other appointments include Chairman: Scottish Eastern Investment Trust (1994-99), Lowland Investment Co. (1993-97), Claridge's Hotel (1995-97), Martin Currie Portfolio Investment Trust plc (1999-2000). Director: Savoy Hotel PLC (1985-98), Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group (formerly Sun Alliance Group) (1994-99), British Invisibles (1994-98), ProShare (1995-97). Deputy Chairman: Financial Reporting Council (1994-). Director: SFA (1994-97). Member: City Capital Markets Cttee (1989-94), Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (1994-2000). Member: Stock Exchange 1959-86. Vice President Fedn of European Stock Exchanges (1996-98). Member: Executive Committee, Federation Internationale des Bourses de Valeurs (1994-98). President: Investor Relations Society (1994-2000), Securities Industry Mgt Assoc. (1994-). Governor: Ditchley Foundation (1980-), North Foreland Lodge School (1980-92). Chairman: King's Medical Research Trust (1991-). Trustee: KCH Special Trustees (1997-99), KCH Charitable Trust (1998-99). Trustee and Mem. Council, Game Conservancy Trust (1990-94), Mem. Advisory Council, PYBT (1996-). Trustee: Sandford St Martin Trust (1994-99), Dulverton Trust, (1994-). Chairman: Lucy Kemp-Welch Memorial Trust (1965-). Mem. Highland Society of London, (1992-).

"Sir John was knighted in 1999 for his services to Financial Regulation and to Financial Services." [2]

He is married to Diana Kemp-Welch.

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  1. Kemp-Welch to head Stock Exchange,, accessed June 16, 2010.
  2. HSBC HOLDINGS BOARD APPOINTMENTS, accessed June 16, 2010.
  3. Board of Governors, The Ditchley Foundation, accessed June 16, 2010.