CLEMINSON., K B E was born on August 31, 1921 in Hull, Yorkshire. Son of Arnold Russell and Florence Stacey Cleminson.
Bramcote and Rugby schools.
Served British Army, Parachute Regiment 1940-1946. Joined Reckitt Colman Overseas 1946. Director and later Vice-Chairman J. J. Colman Norwich 1960-1969.
Director Reckitt and Colman 1969, Chairman Food Division 1970, CEO 1973-1980, Chairman 1977-1986. Vice-Chairman Norwich Union since 1981 (Director since 1979). Director United Biscuits Holdings 1982-1989.
President CBI 1984-1986. President Endeavour Training 1984-1986. Chairman British Overseas Trade Board 1986-1990.
Jeyes Hygiene PLC 1986-1989, Riggs A. P. Bank since 1987 (Director since 1985). Director Eastern Counties Newspaper Group since 1986. Honorary Doctor of Laws (Hull) 1985.
Trustee, Army Benevolent Fund and Airborne Forces Security Fund.