Samuel Vestey, 3rd Baron Vestey
Samuel George Armstrong Vestey, 3rd Baron Vestey, Bt, KCVO, GCStJ, DL (b. 19 March 1941) is a British businessman who has been Chairman of the Vestey Group Ltd. since 1995. He was Chairman of the Meat Training Council from 1991 to 1995.
He was Chancellor (1988–1991) and Lord Prior (1991–2002) of the Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem and was made Bailiff Grand Cross of this order (GCStJ) in 1987. He became a Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire in 1982.
He has been Master of the Horse, of the Royal Household, of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom since 1999. His family seat is Stowell Park Estate in Gloucestershire, which was purchased in 1954 by the third generation Ronald Vestey and his brother Mark.
In Popular Culture
Vestey's battle with the native Australian Gurindji people over working conditions and native land claims was chronicled in Paul Kelly's song, "From Little Things Big Things Grow" originally released on the 1991 Paul Kelly & The Messengers' album Comedy. Lord Vestey also features in Ted Egan's song Gurindji Blues, which is about the land rights and working conditions of Australian aboriginal people at Wave Hill Cattle Station in the Northern territory.
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