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Sir Roger Geoffrey Gibbs

Sir Roger Geoffrey Gibbs

Male 1934 - 2018  (83 years)

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  • Name Roger Geoffrey Gibbs 
    Title Sir 
    Born 13 Oct 1934  Holwell Manor, Hatfield, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 6 Dec 1934  St Mary's, Essenden, Herts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 2003  23 Tregunter Road, London SW10 9LS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Oct 2018  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1855  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 May 2019 

    Father Geoffrey Cokayne Gibbs, KCMG,   b. 20 Jul 1901, Camfield, Hatfield, Herts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1975, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Helen Margaret Leslie, CBE,   b. 7 Jun 1905, Alexander Square, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1979, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 6 Oct 1926  St Marys, Hertingfordbury, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Patricia Lee 
    Married 21 Sep 2005 
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Educated at Eton 1948 to 1951 and Millfield 1952 to 1953.

      4th son of the late The Hon. Sir Geoffrey Gibbs, KCMG, and the late The Hon. Lady Gibbs CBE.

      Knighted 1993.

      Jessel Toynbee & Co. Ltd 1954-1964, Dir 1960-64.; de Zoete & Gorton (later de Zoete & Bevan), 1964 to 1971 (Partner 1966 to 1971); Gerrard & National Discount Co. Ltd. 1971 to 1994, (Chairman 1975 to 1989). The London Discount Market Association, Chairman 1984-86.

      The Wellcome Trust, Trustee 1983 to 1989, Chairman of the Board of Governors, 1989 to 1999. The Trust became the largest Charitable Trust in the world in 2006 when Bill Gates and Warren Buffet merged their charitable interests. In 2014, The Wellcome Trust’s investment portfolio has multiplied more than 30,000 times since its inception in 1936.

      Fleming Family & Partners, 2000-2007, Chairman 2000-2003, Director 2000-07.

      Among his Directorships Arsenal Football Club 1980-2006, The Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses 1975-2001, Genome Research Ltd 1992-1997.

      Among his Trusteeships The Mermaid Theatre - Governor 1980-1983, The London Clinic, Governor 1983-1992, Guy's Hospital Special Trustee 1983-92, Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation, Chairman 1986 to 1995, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Trustee 2000-2009.

      Honorary Fellowships The Academy of Medical Sciences, The Royal College of Physicians, The University of Dundee, The University of London.

      Among his Committees Lord's Taverners - City of London Region 1983 to 1995, Imperial Cancer Research Fund (later Cancer Research UK) 1982 to 2002, Marylebone Cricket Club 1988 to 1994, St. Paul's Cathedral Foundation, Chairman, 1988 to 2006, The Royal Society of Medicine, Investment Committee, 2001-02.

      Other Activities St Mortiz Tobogganing Club (The Cresta Run) Committee Member 1961-, Treasurer 1962-1967, President 1973-78 and 1984-85 for the Centenary Year of the Cresta Run. ABC Television of America 'Wide World of Sport' Commentator for Cresta races 1967-1985.

      Clubs City Road Runners' Association President 1984-88; London Bankers' Golfing Society President 1985-89.

      Memberships Boodle's, MCC, Pratt's, Queen's, Swinley Forest Golf Club, White's

      Interests all types of sport, travel.

      Publications 'The Cresta Run 1885-1985' - published by Henry Melland Ltd in 1984, and many articles on The Cresta Run and Alpine Tobogganing in international magazines.

      Miscellaneous City of London Freeman 1963; Churchwarden, St. Edmund the King and Martyr, Lombard Street, 1977 to 1991; Gillette London Marathon, May 1982, ran and raised £440,000 for a Philips CT Scanner for Guy's Hospital.

    • See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Gibbs

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Oct 1934 - Holwell Manor, Hatfield, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 6 Dec 1934 - St Mary's, Essenden, Herts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2003 - 23 Tregunter Road, London SW10 9LS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Oct 2018 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sir Roger Gibbs by Andrew Festing 2000
    Sir Roger Gibbs by Andrew Festing 2000

    Roger Gibbs from Thanksgiving Service programme
    Roger Gibbs from Thanksgiving Service programme

    Documents
    Sir Roger Gibbs obituary
    Sir Roger Gibbs obituary
    Interview with Roger Gibbs
    Interview with Roger Gibbs
    NATIONAL LIFE STORIES CITY LIVES
    Sir Roger Gibbs
    Interviewed by Cathy Courtney
    Thanksgiving service: Sir Roger Gibbs
    Thanksgiving service: Sir Roger Gibbs
    Friday March 15, 2019, in St Paul’s Cathedral
    Tributes to Sir Roger Gibbs at a Service of Thanksgiving in Celebration of his life 1934-2018
    Tributes to Sir Roger Gibbs at a Service of Thanksgiving in Celebration of his life 1934-2018