James Edward Alexander Rundell Guinness, CBE, Director, Guinness Peat Group, 1973-87 (Joint Chairman 1973-77) (Deputy Chairman 1977-84); Deputy Chairman, Provident Mutual Life Assurance Assoc, 1983-89, died 26 March, 2006. He was 81.
He was born 23 Sept, 1924, a son of Sir Arthur Guinness, KCMG, by his wife Frances Patience Wright, and was educated at Eton & Oxford.
Career:---> served in the RNVR, 1943-46; joined the family banking firm of Guinness Mahon & Co, 1946, partner 1953; Chairman, Guinness Mahon Holdings, 1968-72; Chairman, Public Works Loan Board, 1979-90, &c.
He married in 1953, Pauline Mander, by whom he had 1 son and four daughters. Of his four daughters, 2 were:- Sabrina Guinness, sometime escort of the Prince of Wales, and Anita Guinness, who married in 1981, the Hon Amschel Rothschild, a son of the 3rd Baron Rothschild.
The funeral takes place 3 Apr 2006, at Heckfield Church, Hants, 12 noon.
Source: Daily Telegraph 29 Mar 2006