Friday, December 10, 2021

Sir Christopher Hogg 1936-2021

 Sir Christopher Hogg, who died 7 December, 2021, aged 85, was a British business executive.

Christopher Anthony Hogg was born in Surrey, the son of Anthony Wentworth Hogg and Monica Gladwell. He was educated at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Oxford. He attended IMEDE Business School (Lausanne, 1962), and Harvard University, where he earned his MBA.

He began his career with Philip Hill Higginson Erlangers Ltd (now Hill Samuel & Co Ltd; from 1963–66). He worked for Courtaulds from 1968 onwards, then Europe's largest textile company. He became a Director in 1973, was appointed Chief Executive in 1979 and became Executive Chairman on 1 January 1980. He retired as Chief Executive in 1991.

He later served as a member of the Department of Industry's Industrial Development Advisory Board from 1976-80. He was a member of JP Morgan's International Advisory Council from 1988 to 2003.

He served as a Non-Executive Director of the Bank of England from March 1992 for a four-year term and a Trustee of the Ford Foundation from 1987-99. He joined the board of Allied Domecq in 1995 and was its Chairman from 1996 until March 2002. He was a Non-Executive Director of Reuters Group from 1984 and its Chairman from 1985 to 2004, and later served as Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council from 2006 to April 2010.

Hogg was a Non-Executive Director of Air Liquide from 2000–05, and of SmithKline Beecham from 1993 to 2000. He was a Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline from 2000, and its Chairman between 2002-04. Hogg chaired the National Theatre from 1995 to 2004.

Twice married, Hogg has been married to Miriam Stoppard since 1997. He has two daughters from a previous marriage, the younger of whom, Cressida, is married to The Hon Henry Legge (born 28 December 1968), son of Gerald Legge, 9th Earl of Dartmouth.


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