George M Kennedy CBE

George M Kennedy CBE

Chairman 2008-2017

George Kennedy CBE, is a life member of Kent County Cricket Club, having joined in the 1970s, when his business career was with Smiths Industries, a FTSE 100 company. George served as a Main Board Director and Chair of the company’s Medical Division, and during this time he also chaired various Government committees on overseas trade, particularly in the Middle East and Africa.

In 2007, he was invited to become President of Kent County Cricket Club, and the following year he was elected Chairman and was heavily involved in the Club’s redevelopment plan.

He stepped down in 2017 and was awarded a Honorary Life Membership in recognition of his outstanding “transformational” role at the club, one of only 14 people to do receive the honour.