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News Release - Lord Kingsdown

25 November 2013

The Bank of England mourns the passing of its former Governor, Lord Kingsdown, who died last night.

Robin Leigh-Pemberton, Baron Kingsdown, was Bank Governor from 1983 to 1993. The current Bank Governor, Mark Carney, said, “On behalf of the Bank and all its staff, both past and present, I extend our most sincere sympathies to Lord Kingsdown’s wife and family.  He made a substantial contribution to economic policy and the financial system of the United Kingdom, both in the public and private sector. He will be fondly remembered by current and former colleagues at the Bank of England.”

Notes to Editors
  • As Robin Leigh-Pemberton, Lord Kingsdown was Governor of the Bank from 1983 to 1993.  Previously he had been Chairman of National Westminster Bank and of several industrial companies.
  • A landowner and farmer in Kent, Robin Leigh-Pemberton played a major role in the County, having been for a while Chairman of Kent County Council and later for many years the Lord Lieutenant.
  • The Bank will announce details of a memorial service to be held to commemorate the life and work of Lord Kingsdown in due course.