Stanley Kalms

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Sir Stanley Kalms is the life president of Dixons Group PLC. He was chairman until 2002. Dixons Group PLC owns Dixons, Currys, The Link and PC World outlets.

"Lord Kalms of Edgware created Dixons Retail from a one store family business into one of Europe's leading retailers in a career spanning more than half a century. Lord Kalms was Chief Executive until 1971 when he became Chairman. In 1996 he was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his services to the electrical retailing industry. He stepped down as Chairman in 2002 and was appointed President of the Group. He was awarded a Life Peerage in 2004.

"Lord Kalms is founder and sponsor of Dixons Bradford City Technology College and a former visiting professor of the University of North London. Lord Kalms has served as Chairman, King's College Healthcare NHS Trust; non-executive Director of British Gas plc; member of the Funding Agency for Schools; Director and Treasurer of the Centre for Policy Studies; Governor of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research; Director of Business for Sterling; Trustee of Industry in Education Ltd and Trustee of The Economic Education Trust. Lord Kalms was Treasurer of The Conservative Party from November 2001 to June 2003." [1]

He is a donor to the Conservative Party and opponent of the Euro.

"His retirement will be widely regarded as marking the end of an era, as it sees a man whom many observers regarded as the most powerful individual in UK electronics step back from day-to-day contact with the industry." from [1].

See also: Donations to the Conservative Party

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  1. Dixons President, organizational web page, accessed April 11, 2013.