Lord Robens of Woldingham

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Died in 1999.

"From then on all seemed a little like anti-climax. He was still recognised as "the voice of industrial common sense" on television and radio; he became chairman of Vickers Ltd, and of Johnson Matthey Ltd, as well as a director of Trust House Forte and a string of others. He had earlier been a director of the Bank of England, and Times Newspapers Ltd, and was an original member of the National Economic Development Council from 1962. He sat on the royal commission on trade unions and employers (1965-68), where he advocated tough new legislation to curb unofficial strikes and secondary picketing." [1]

Baron Robens of Woldingham; Chairman, National Coal Board 1961-71; Chairman, Foundation on Automation and Employment 1962; President, Advertising Association 1963-68; Chairman, Board of Governors, Guy's Hospital 1965-75, Guy's Hospital Medical and Dental School 1974-82; Chancellor, Surrey University 1966-77; director, Bank of England 1966-81; chairman, Vickers Ltd 1971-79; chairman, Johnson Matthey plc 1971-83; President, Incorporated Society of British Advertisers 1973-76; Chairman, Engineering Industries Council 1976-80; chairman, Snamprogetti 1980-88, president 1988-99; married 1937 Eva Powell (one adopted son); died Chertsey, Surrey 27 June 1999.

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  1. Lord Robens of Woldingham, , accessed June 30, 2015.