Paul Judge

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Sir Paul Judge
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Paul Judge in June 2011
Born Paul Rupert Judge
(1949-04-25)25 April 1949
Died 21 May 2017(2017-05-21) (aged 68)
Nationality British
Education St Dunstan's College
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Businessman
Years active 1970–2017
Title Chairman of Schroder Income Growth Fund plc
Successor Vacant
Board member of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, Tempur-Pedic, The Abraaj Group
Spouse(s) Jane Urquart (1976-1980)
Anne (until 2001)
Barbara Singer Thomas (2002—)

Sir Paul Rupert Judge (25 April 1949 – 21 May 2017) was an English business and political figure.

Early life[edit]

Judge was educated at St Dunstan's College, an independent school in Catford, London. He won an Open Scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge and later was a Thouron Fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.[1]

Career[edit]

His early career was with Cadbury Schweppes, where he undertook a number of international postings and projects, and where he led the buyout of their food companies in 1985 to form Premier Brands which was successfully sold in 1989. In the 1990s he was Chairman of Food from Britain, Director General of the Conservative Party and a Ministerial Advisor to the Cabinet Office.

In the 2000s he was Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts and of Teachers TV, President of the Chartered Management Institute, Deputy Chairman of the American Management Association, a Director of Standard Bank Group of South Africa, which is Africa's largest bank and is quoted on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors.[2][3]

Appointments[edit]

Judge's honorary appointments included being an Alderman of the City of London, President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and of the Association of MBAs, Chairman of the Enterprise Education Trust, of St Dunstan's College and of the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, UK Chairman of the British–North American Committee, a Special Adviser to the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House where he chaired the North American Advisory Council and a Member of the Council of the Crown Agents.

He was on the President of Togo's International Advisory Council and was a member of the Advisory Board for HEC in Paris, for the Athens University of Economics and Business and for the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. He was an Emeritus Trustee of The Cambridge Foundation and a member of the University of Cambridge's Alumni Advisory Board (for which he chaired the University's Alumni Communications Group), and in 1990 he endowed £8 million to the University of Cambridge for the foundation of the Cambridge Judge Business School.

Judge was also a Member of the Finance Committee and of the Alumni Advisory Committee of Trinity College, Cambridge. From 2005 to 2008 he was Chair of the Teachers TV Board of Governors and from 2000 to 2009 was Chairman of the Marketing Standards Board.

UK commercial appointments[edit]

At his death, Judge was Chairman of Schroder Income Growth Fund plc, a European equity focused investment trust, a director of ENRC plc, whose main mining assets are in Kazakhstan, Southern Africa and Brazil, and of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service which is the government-sponsored umbrella body for International ISO and other standards in the UK.

As well as his career with Cadbury Schweppes, Judge previously was a main board director of the Boddington Group, Grosvenor Development Capital and the WPP Group. He was a member of the Advisory Board for Barclays Private Bank from 2000 to 2009.[2]

Further international appointments[edit]

Judge was a Director of Tempur-Pedic International Inc. of Lexington, Kentucky,[2] which is the biggest global mattress and bedding brand and is quoted on the New York Stock Exchange and of The Abraaj Group of Dubai,[2] which is the world's leading emerging markets private equity group.

His honorary appointments included being the Chairman of the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, UK Chairman of the British–North American Committee, a Special Adviser to the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House and a Member of the Council of the Crown Agents and he was a member of the advisory board of OMFIF. He was a member of the President of Togo's International Advisory Council and on the Advisory Board for HEC in Paris, for the Athens University of Economics and Business and for the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

He was previously Chairman of the Wharton Board for Europe, Middle East and Africa from 2001–09 and on the Advisory Board for Lynka Promotional Solutions of Kraków.

Other honours[edit]

He was elected as Alderman of the City of London for the Ward of Tower in 2007 and served on the Corporation's Finance Committee. He was a Freeman of the City of London, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors and of the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers and a Court Assistant of the Company of Educators.

Judge was the Aldermanic Sheriff of the City of London for 2013-14.

He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Institute of Directors, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Marketing Society and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

Judge had an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Cambridge, an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Westminster, an honorary Doctor of Science from City University and an honorary doctorate from the University of Belgrade in Serbia. He was an Honorary Professor of the Cyprus International Institute of Management and of the Sinerghia Institute of Moscow.

In 1996 he was appointed a Knight Bachelor for his public and political services.

On 17 December 2013 Judge was appointed a Brother of the Order of St John by Queen Elizabeth II.

The Jury Team[edit]

On 8 March 2009 Judge launched a new political movement aimed at promoting independent thought and open governance, named the Jury Team. The organisation was designed to promote independent candidates with no party allegiance.[4]

Personal life and death[edit]

He married Jane Urquart at Trinity College Chapel on 10 July 1976, and their divorce was finalized on 24 April 1980. He subsequently married Anne and that marriage ended in 2001. He was married to Barbara, Lady Judge, chairman of the Pension Protection Fund. He had two sons from his marriage to Anne.[5] Judge died on 21 May 2017, aged 68.[6]

Following Judge's death, numerous tributes were written about him from the marketing industry[7], The Association of MBAs[8] and entrepreneurs he had supported[9].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alumni News" (PDF). Fall 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 8, 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Judge, Sir Paul (Rupert)". Who's Who. London: A. & C. Black. 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Sir Paul Judge". Debrett's People of Today. Archived from the original on 25 June 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Kirkup, James (8 March 2009). "Sir Paul Judge starts 'Jury Team' campaign for more independent MPs". The Telegraph. Retrieved 10 May 2009. 
  5. ^ Pierce, Andrew (19 December 2008). "Tory grandee defeats former wife in court case over ?14 million charity gift". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Sir Paul Judge, entrepreneur and business school founder – obituary". The Telegraph. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Industry pays tribute to Sir Paul Judge". Retrieved 2017-10-28. 
  8. ^ "The Association of MBAs pays tribute to its President Sir Paul Judge who passed away this week - Association of MBAs". Association of MBAs. Retrieved 2017-10-28. 
  9. ^ "Nick Hatter - Entrepreneur & Writer". Nick Hatter - Entrepreneur & Writer. Retrieved 2017-10-28. 

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