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Lord Ashburton obituary

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Banker who guided Barings through the City big bang and served as a calming chairman of BPJohn Baring, seventh Lord Ashburton, who has died aged 91, played many roles at the heart of the establishment. He was perhaps best remembered for his long stint as chairman of his family’s bank, Barings, guiding it successfully through cultural change when the big bang opened up the City to international competition, and he was a calming chairman of BP from 1992 until 1995, after sacking his predecessor, the controversial
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