Simon Lindley Keswick
20 May 1942
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
|Occupation||Director of Matheson & Co., Fleming Mercantile Investment Trust, Hanson plc, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group|
|Relatives||Sir Chips Keswick (brother) and Sir Henry Keswick (brother)|
Early life and educationEdit
Part of the Keswick family business dynasty, he is the son of Sir William Keswick and Mary Lindley, and the grandson of Henry Keswick. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.
He is a director of Matheson & Co. (owned by Jardine Matheson Holdings), Fleming Mercantile Investment Trust, Hanson plc, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. He was previously Chairman of the Kwik Save Group plc.
In 1971, he married Emma Chetwode, daughter of Major George David Chetwode and Lady Willa Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound. They have two sons and two daughters. His son Benjamin William Keswick is the Chairman of Board of Directors and Managing Director at Dairy Farm Group. Dairy Farm has come under public criticism from animal welfare NGOs such as Equitas Global, for continuing to sell eggs from caged hens that were found to be living in unsanitary conditions following an undercover investigation.
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