James Hughes-Hallett

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James Wyndham John Hughes-Hallett, CMG, SBS (born 10 September 1949) is a British businessman and investor.[1] He was Chairman of the Swire Group between 2005 and 2015. His sister is the author Lucy Hughes-Hallett.


Hughes-Hallett was educated at Eton College and Merton College, Oxford.

He began his career as an articled clerk with Dixon Wilson Tubbs & Gillett (1970–73). He has worked with the Swire Group (since 1976) in the following positions.

  • Chairman, Swire Pacific Ltd (1999-2005)
  • Chairman, John Swire & Sons (Hong Kong) Ltd (1999-2005)
  • Chairman, John Swire & Sons Ltd (2005–2015)
  • Non-executive director, John Swire & Sons Ltd (since 2015)

He has also been Chairman, Cathay Pacific Ltd (1999-2005) and Director, HSBC Holdings Ltd (2005-2014).



  • Trustee, Dulwich Picture Gallery (2005–present)
  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (Chairman, 2005–present)
  • Governor, SOAS (2005-2010)
  • Governor, Courtauld Institute of Art (2008–present)


  1. ^ List of companies related to James Hughes-Hallett - http://www.flixens.com/director/james-wyndham-john-hughes-hallett

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