James Leigh-Pemberton

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The Hon. Sir James Henry Leigh-Pemberton CVO (born 10 December 1956) is a British banker and the incumbent Receiver-General for the Duchy of Cornwall.[1] He currently[when?] serves as the executive chairman of UK Financial Investments.

Leigh-Pemberton is the son of former Governor of the Bank of England and life-peer Robin Leigh-Pemberton, Baron Kingsdown and Rosemary Davina Forbes, OBE, only daughter of Lt Col David Walter Arthur William Forbes MC, and stepdaughter of David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford.[1] He started his career at S. G. Warburg & Co.[2] before becoming a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, Investment Banking in London. On 7 July 2008, he was appointed CEO[3] of Credit Suisse's businesses in the UK.

James Leigh-Pemberton is also a trustee of the Duke of Cornwall Benevolent fund and the Royal Collection Trust.[4]

He was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in the 2013 Birthday Honours.[5] He was knighted in the 2019 New Year Honours.


  1. ^ a b Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 2178. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  2. ^ The Rainmaker: Banking with a straight bat by Martin Baker, Sunday Telegraph 24 December 2006[dead link]
  3. ^ James Leigh-Pemberton Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse in the United Kingdom Press Release 8 July 2008
  4. ^ Charity Commission website
  5. ^ "No. 60534". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 2013. p. 3.