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Lord Sheppard of Didgemere (1932 – 2015)

Following the death of Lord Sheppard, founding chair of London First, on March 25th 2015, Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, praised his impact on both the organisation and the city.

“I am very sad to hear of Allen’s passing. As the founding Chair of London First and subsequently its President, his influence is still felt throughout the organisation in both our day-to-day work and overarching ethos,” she said.

“His significant contributions to the academic, political and economic life of the city are testament to his skills and versatility, and I am grateful to have worked alongside him. All of us at London First send our sincere condolences to his widow and family”.

A full obituary from Lord Sheppard’s closest colleagues at London First will follow in our next bulletin.

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