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Chair of the Trustees
The Duke of Westminster is Chair of both the Grosvenor Trustees and the Westminster Foundation, which represents the charitable interests of the Duke and Grosvenor businesses.
He succeeded the Dukedom on the death his father in 2016. He is firmly committed to using his position and the resources in his care to make a positive contribution to society, just as previous generations of his family have done before him.
He does this by helping set Grosvenor’s cultural framework, leading the organisation as it continues its long history of improving property and places and supporting communities across many of the world’s most prominent cities. He also does so through his philanthropic activities or patronage of charities and local community organisations.
The Duke is particularly interested in business initiatives linked to the responsible development of land and protection of biodiversity, heading an organisation that focusses on both a strong commercial return alongside making a positive impact on the communities and people it supports.
Born in 1991, he understands the issues that affect the next generation. His charitable activity through the Westminster Foundation is focussed on helping vulnerable children and young people access opportunities so they can thrive in life, working closely with organisations supporting families, schools and local communities.
Additionally, he has led a major fundraising campaign for the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre, which was initiated by his father and continues to support the rehabilitation of seriously wounded or injured members of the Armed Forces. The Duke and his family have personally gifted £105m towards the programme. The Defence clinical rehabilitation facility, to replace Headley Court and located near Loughborough, is now operational. The Duke remains closely involved in the creation of the National NHS specialist facility for civilians on the same site.
Outside of his business and philanthropic work, the Duke represents Team GB at Olympic Skeet Shooting competitions overseas and in the UK and continues to pursue his ambitions as an elite sportsman.