Cardiff Business Club pays tribute to its President Lord Rowe Beddoe

Date Posted: 16 November 2023 Cardiff Business Club pays tribute to its President Lord Rowe Beddoe

Club Chairman Scott Waddington said: “For many, many years, Lord Rowe-Beddoe served the role of our President with distinction, as he did many roles in his highly successful career in both business and public service.

“Few people have made such a contribution to Wales over the past decades.

Knighted in 2000 for his services to industry, and to economic development in Wales, and in 2006 he was elevated to the peerage, he spent much of his recent career working in public service, and for the Performing Arts: Life President (formerly Chairman) of the Wales Millennium Centre; President (formerly Chairman) of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and was himself a music scholar at Llandaff Cathedral School; Chairman of the Representative Body of the Church in Wales; Pro Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan; and Deputy Chairman of the UK Statistics Authority.

“He was a former Chairman of the Welsh Development Agency (1993-2001) and of the Development Board for Rural Wales (1994-1998), during which time he helped to bring considerable inward investment to the country. 

Writing in 2012 as Cardiff Business Club celebrated its centenary, Lord Rowe-Beddoe wrote:

“To be asked to accept the role of President was a great honour which I accepted without any deliberation.

“My previous years as club chairman taught me the value of speeches of quality and stimulating discussions, all held in the hospitable of friendship and goodwill.”

The club will pay tribute to the life of Lord Rowe-Beddoe when it holds its next event, on Wednesday, November 29.