A tribute to Arsenal’s esteemed former chairman

Arsenal mourns the passing of former chairman Sir Chips Keswick, a beloved figure in the club’s history, whose leadership spanned seven influential years from 2013 until his retirement in May 2020.

With a background steeped in the Keswick family business dynasty, Sir Chips brought a wealth of experience from his tenure as chairman of Hambros Bank and as a director of the Bank of England.

Knighted for his contributions to the banking sector, Sir Chips was not only a distinguished businessman but also a lifelong Arsenal supporter.

His journey with the club began as a young fan standing in the boys’ enclosure at Highbury in 1949, and his dedication saw him rise to the prestigious position of chairman.

Under his stewardship, Arsenal experienced significant achievements, including two FA Cup triumphs in 2017 and 2020.

His clear-thinking and influential presence in the boardroom guided the club through regular UEFA Champions League participation and memorable cup victories, leaving an indelible mark on Arsenal’s legacy.

Beyond his professional achievements, Sir Chips embodied the values of Arsenal Football Club, earning admiration for his dedication and integrity.


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