Kent Cricket saddened by the death of former President Lord Kingsdown

Tuesday 26th November 2013

Kent County Cricket Club is saddened to learn of the death of former President, Robin Leigh-Pemberton, Baron Kingsdown.

Former Chairman of the Bank of England, Lord Kingsdown was Kent County Cricket Club President in 2002, having formerly been a Trustee of the Club from 1973 until its incorporation in 1999. He was also an Honorary Life Member.

Lord Kingsdown was also Lord Lieutenant of the county and former Chief of the Band of Brothers. He was Chairman of the National Westminster Bank from 1977 to 1983 and Governor of the Bank of England from 1983 to 1993. He was also a Knight of the Garter, the highest award for Chivalry, in the exclusive command of the Queen.

Commenting on the death of Lord Kingsdown, George Kennedy CBE, Chairman of Kent County Cricket Club said; “We are all saddened to hear of the passing of Lord Kingsdown, who made such a significant contribution to our county.

“He also made an outstanding contribution to Kent County Cricket Club throughout his life, serving as Trustee and President of the Club and will be greatly missed. “

Our thoughts are with Lady Kingsdown and the rest of the family at this very sad time.