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Abrahams, Michael David locked

CBE 1994 (MBE 1988); DL

Born 23 Nov. 1937; s of Alexander Abrahams and Anne Abrahams (née Sokoloff); m 1968, Amanda Atha; one s two d

Chairman, Ferrexpo plc, 2007–17


Shrewsbury; Worcester Coll., Oxford


Nat. Service, RM (commnd). Man. Dir, AW (Securities) Ltd, 1968–73; Chairman: Champion Associated Weavers Ltd, 1974–80; Associated Weavers Europe NV, 1974–83; Weavercraft Carpets Ltd, 1980–85; Dep. Chm., John Crowther PLC, 1985–88; Director: Prudential Corp. plc, 1984–2000 (Dep. Chm., 1991–2000); John Waddington plc, 1984–2000; Cavaghan & Gray plc, 1987–98 (Chm., 1992–98); Drummond Gp plc, 1989–2001. Chairman: Prudential Staff Pension Scheme, 1991–; Minorplanet Systems plc, 1997–2004; Kingston Communications plc, 1999–2009; imJack plc (formerly Amteus plc), 2006–11. Chm., The London Clinic, 1996–2012. Pres., British Carpet Mfrs Assoc., 1979–80. Dep. Chm. Council, Prince of Wales’s Inst. of Architecture, 1991–96; Dir, Rank Foundn, 1992–2007; Regl Chm., NT for Yorks, 1996–2003; Chm., Ripon City Partnership, 2005–09. Jt Chm., Yorks Children’s Hosp. Fund (Co-founder), 1989–2011; Trustee, Hackfall Trust, 1987–. Pres., Yorks Agricl Soc., 2007–08. Master, Woolmen’s Co., 1996–97. High Sheriff, 1993–94, DL, 1994, N Yorks. Hon. Freeman, City of Ripon, 2002


art, architecture


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