Sir Gerrard Peat, KCVO, who has died aged 101, was a partner in KPMG Peat Marwick (formerly Peat Marwick Mitchell), & Co., Chartered accountants, 1956-87, Auditor to the Queen's Privy Purse, 1980-88 [Assistant Auditor, 1969-80].
Gerrard Charles Peat was born 14 June, 1920, son of Charles Urie Peat, MC, MP [1892-1979], of Wycliffe Hall, and the former Ruth Pulley, and was educated at Sedbergh. He was a grandson of Sir William Barclay Peat, CVO [1852-1936], who was descended from the Barclays banking dynasty.
Career: FCA , served in WW2 in the RAF and ATA [pilot] 1940-45; and Underwriting Member of Lloyd's from 1973; Member of the Corporation of the City of London, 1973-78, &c.
Gerrard Peat was appointed KCVO in 1988.
He married in 1949, Margaret Josephine Collingwood, by whom he had issue, one son, Sir Michael Peat, GCVO [born 16 Nov, 1949], sometime Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to HM The Queen, and principal private secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.