Richard Carr (businessman)

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Richard Charles Lascelles Carr (born 22 July 1938) is a former director of Arsenal Holdings PLC ("Arsenal") and a director and board member of Arsenal Football Club, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arsenal Holdings PLC. He is nominally in charge of the club's youth development and academy.[citation needed] He held 2,722 shares (4.6%) in Arsenal till May 2008, when he sold them to Stan Kroenke.[1]

He is the grandson of former Arsenal Chairman Sir Bracewell Smith through his mother Eileen Smith.[2] His father Harry Lascelles Carr played cricket for Glamorgan served in the RAF in the Second World War and died in 1943.[3] He has a wife, Edda, whom he married in 1960, but has no children.[citation needed] His half-sister, Lady Sarah Phipps-Bagge, holds 2% of the shares in the club. His brother Clive Carr is the football club's Life Vice-President.[4]

Richard Carr has formerly held directorships of Lee Yang Enterprise Limited, the Park Lane Hotel Ltd and Tymals Investments Ltd. Tymals Investments Ltd was dissolved in 1999, the other director was fellow Arsenal board member Nina Bracewell-Smith.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Jeremy (17 December 2008). "Arsenal's boardroom bombshell". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on February 10, 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Dynasty v Dein in battle for the board". Daily Mail. London. 19 April 2007. 
  3. ^ "Harry Carr". Cricinfo. 
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