William Purves

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Sir William Purves CBE DSO GBM (Born December 27, 1931).

Purves was Chairman of Hakluyt from 2000-2008,

Shell Report

According to the 1999 the Annual report of Shell at that moment Purves was:

Personal Information

Honorary Degrees:

  • University of Sheffield - Honourable Doctor of Laws
  • University of Stirling - Honourable Doctor of the University
  • University of Strathclyde - Honourable Doctor of Business Administration
  • University of Hong Kong - Honourable Doctor of Laws
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Honourable Doctor of Business Administration [1]

Sir William was knighted in the 1993 New Years Honours List, having been made a CBE in 1988. [2]


  1. ^The "Shell" Transport and Trading Company, p.l.c. Annual Report 1999
  1. William Purves Profile Bloomberg, undated, accessed 23 September 2014
  2. William Purves appointed to TNK international board PR News Wire, accessed 23 September 2014