Christopher John BENSON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1933-07-20
Education Worcester Cathedral Kings Sch, The Incorporated Thames Nautical Training Coll HMS Worcester
Publications N/A
Recreations farming, aviation, opera, swimming
Clubs Garrick
Style Sir Christopher Benson
Career Sub Lt RNVR; chartered surveyor and agricultural auctioneer Worcs, Herefords, Wilts, Dorset and Hants 1953-64; dir Arndale Developments Ltd 1965-69; fndr chm: Dolphin Developments 1969-71, Dolphin Property Ltd 1969-72, Dolphin Farms Ltd 1973; MEPC plc: dir 1974-93, md 1976-88, chm 1988-93; Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group plc (formerly Sun Alliance Group plc): dir 1988-98, dep chm 1992-93 and 1997-98, chm 1993-97; chm: London Docklands Devpt Corp 1984-88, Reedpack Ltd 1989-90, The Boots Co plc 1990-94, The Housing Corp 1990-94, Costain plc 1993-96, Albright and Wilson 1995-99, Bradford Particle Design plc 1999-2002, Cross London Rail Links Ltd (Crossrail) 2001-04; dep chm Thorn Lighting Group plc 1994-98; dir: House of Fraser plc 1982-86, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ltd 1984-92, Eredene Capital Ltd 2006-; pres Br Property Fedn 1981-83, pres London C of C 2000-02 (hon vice-pres 2002-); chm: Civic Tst 1985-90, Property Advsy Gp to Dept of the Environment 1988-90, Steering Ctee British Red Cross Soc 1994-95, Funding Agency for Schools 1994-97, Coram Family 2005-09, Stratford (E London) Renaissance Partnership 2005-09, Salisbury Vision 2009-; memb: Cncl Marlborough Coll 1982-90, Advsy Bd RA 1987-90, Cncl Inns of Court Disciplinary Tbnl 2009-13, Bd Swindon and Wiltshire Local Economic Partnership 2012-; lay memb The Take Over Panel 1994-2003; sponsor: Middle Temple and Southampton Univ Scholarships, William Pye Font, Salisbury Cathedral (with Jerusalem Tst), Benson Suite Salisbury District Hosp; tstee: Metropolitan Police Museum 1986-2011, Wessex Medical Research; pres Nat Deaf Children's Soc 1994-; vice-pres: Royal Soc of Arts 1992-, Macmillan Cancer Relief 1992-; patron: Changing Faces 1993-, Friends of Erlestoke Prison 2012-, River Bourne Community Farm; lay govr Royal London Hosp Med Coll 1993-95, govr Inns of Court Sch of Law 1996-2001 (princ 2000); lay canon Salisbury Cathedral 2000-11; Past Master Co of Watermen and Lightermen; Liveryman: Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators, Worshipful Co of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers, Worshipful Co of Chartered Surveyors; assoc Hon Co of Master Mariners; hon bencher Middle Temple 1984; hon fell Wolfson Coll Cambridge 1990; Hon DSc: City Univ 2000, Univ of Bradford 2001; FRICS, FRSA 1987, Hon FRCPath 1992, Hon FCIOB 1992
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