Peter Moores

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For the English cricketer and cricket coach, see Peter Moores (cricketer).

Sir Peter Moores CBE DL (born 9 April 1932) is a British businessman, art collector and philanthropist, a former chairman of the Liverpool-based Littlewoods football pools and retailing business in the United Kingdom.

He was briefly the Chairman of Everton Football Club.

His father, Sir John Moores, was the founder of the company, though the family no longer owns it. In the Sunday Times Rich List 2006 the Moores' family wealth was estimated at £1,160m. He has given over £93 million to charity.

His elder sister Lady Grantchester (née Betty Moores), the widow of Kenneth Bent Suenson-Taylor, 2nd Baron Grantchester (1921–1995) is the nominal head of the family.

Peter Moores was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford, At the age of 32 in 1964, he set up a charitable foundation to further his interests, particularly in music and the visual arts, but also in education, health, social and environmental projects.

He gained an international reputation for the Peter Moores biennial contemporary art exhibitions held at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool from 1971 to 1986.

In 1993 his Peter Moores Foundation bought Compton Verney House in Warwickshire, and in March 2004 opened a gallery in which varied art collections and temporary exhibitions are presented.

He for many years heavily supported the Opera Rara classical music label, as well as the Opera in English project, and is also active in charitable projects in Barbados.


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