Henry Keswick

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Sir Henry Keswick is a British businessman and part of the Keswick dynasty who own Jardine Matheson. He is a former owner of The Spectator and a former director of the Telegraph Group.

Career

From Jardine Matheson's website:

'Sir Henry joined the Group in 1961 and has been a Director of its holding company since 1967. He is chairman of Matheson & Co. and Jardine Strategic, and a director of Dairy Farm, Hongkong Land and Mandarin Oriental. He is also vice chairman of the Hong Kong Association.'[1]

He owned Conservative newspaper The Spectator from 1975 to 1980 and was director of the Telegraph Group Ltd from 1990 to 2004.[2]

Education

Personal life

Conservative Party donor

Keswick is a member of The Leader's Group, an elite Conservative Party supporter group which enables donors to secure access to leading party members and the prime minister through an annual membership fee of £50,000. [5]

Political donations

Recorded by the Electoral Commission:

Date Name of donor Amount Donated to Subsidiary (parties only)
29/06/2001 Henry Keswick £5,000.00 The Rt Hon Michael Ancram QC MP
25/07/2001 Henry Keswick £5,000.00 The Rt Hon Michael Denzil Xavier Portillo MP
28/01/2002 Henry Keswick £10,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
07/05/2003 Henry Keswick £10,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
22/10/2003 Henry Keswick £2,000.00 Conservative Party North Devon
18/02/2004 Henry Keswick £5,000.00 Conservative Party Galloway & Upper Nithsdale
26/01/2004 Henry Keswick £50,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
06/04/2004 Henry Keswick £2,000.00 Conservative Party Devizes
30/03/2005 Henry Keswick £2,000.00 Conservative Party Devizes
08/04/2005 Henry Keswick £50,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
01/012/2006 Henry Keswick £3,000.00 Conservative Party Devizes
15/06/2007 Henry Keswick £2,000.00 Conservative Party Devizes
28/06/2007 Henry Keswick £50,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
27/02/2009 Henry Keswick £2,500.00 Conservative Party Devizes
15/05/2009 Henry Keswick £25,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
07/01/2010 Henry N Keswick £2,500.00 Conservative Party Central Party
11/01/2010 Henry N Keswick £50,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
28/04/2010 Henry N Keswick £5,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
26/01/2011 Henry Keswick £50,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
18/07/2012 Henry Keswick £50,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
04/06/2013 Henry Keswick £50,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
05/07/2013 Henry Keswick £2,000.00 Conservative Party Chippenham
31/03/2014 Henry Keswick £50,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
22/12/2014 Henry Keswick £100,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
23/12/2014 Henry N Keswick £7,000.00 Conservative Party Devizes
[6]


Notes

  1. Jardine Matheson Directors, accessed 24 February 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 Debretts, Henry Neville Lindley Keswick, accessed 24 February 2015
  3. Centre for Policy Studies, Tessa Keswick], accessed 24 February 2015
  4. Richard Thomson Profile: Taipan coils for City strike: Richard Thomson assesses the rise of Henry Keswick and the impact of his homecoming Independent, 21 February 1993, accessed 24 February 2015
  5. Conservatives Leader's Group guests 2014 4th quarter, accessed 25 February 2015
  6. Electoral Commission, Donation Search, accessed 24 February 2015