William PURVES

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1931-12-27
Education Kelso HS
Books & Publications
Recreations golf
Clubs Hong Kong, Hong Kong Jockey (hon steward), Hong Kong Golf, Caledonian (London), RAC
Style Sir William Purves, CBE, DSO
Career served Cwlth Division Korea; formerly with National Bank of Scotland (now Royal Bank of Scotland); Hongkong and Shanghai Bank: early appts Japan (mangr) and Hong Kong (chief accountant), gen mangr international 1979-82, exec dir Banking 1982-84, dep chm 1984-86, dep chm and chief exec 1986, chm The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd 1986-92, chm HSBC Holdings plc 1990-98 (concurrently chief exec 1990-92), chm Midland Bank plc 1993-98 (dir 1987-93); chm The British Bank of the Middle East 1979-98, dir Marine Midland Bank 1979-98; chm Hakluyt & Co Ltd 1999-2008; dep chm: Alstom SA 1998-2003, Aquarius Platinum 2004-12; non-exec dir: Shell Transport and Trading Co plc 1993-2002, East Asiatic Company Ltd A/S 1995-99, Reuters Founders Share Company Ltd 1998-2009, Trident Safeguards 1999-2003, Scottish Medicine 1999-2003, B W Gp Ltd 2003-12; memb: Int Cncl Textron Inc 1998-2002, Hong Kong Chief Exec's Cncl of Int Advsrs 1998-2002; pres Int Monetary Conf Toronto 1992; memb Gen Ctee Scottish Rugby Union 1997-99; Master Guild of Int Bankers 2004-05; Hon DUniv: Stirling, Sheffield, Strathclyde, Nottingham, Napier, Hong Kong; Dr (hc): Hong Kong Open, UMIST; FCIB, FCIB (Scotland); Grand Bauhina Medal (Hong Kong) 2001
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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