Bachelor of Science with honors, University Birmingham, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Birmingham, 1971. Diploma in economics, University Cambridge, 1974.
Keith Francis Palmer Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British businessman. His early education was at Howardian High School in Cardiff. Palmer is a businessman in public–private partnerships in international development.
He was founding Chairman of economic consultancy Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) and is currently Chairman of AgDevCo, which develops sustainable agriculture in Africa, and of InfraCo, which develops infrastructure in Africa and Asia.
Previously Palmer was Vice-Chairman of North M Rothschild & Sons from 1997 to 2002. He is a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and was an Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy.
Keith Palmer was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 Birthday Honours for contributions to economic development overseas. He was awarded the honorary degree of DUniv by Birmingham University in 2013.
Chairman Action Health, London, since 1994. Board of Governors Haberdashers Askes School.
Married Penny McDonagh, May 1, 1949. Children: Alexandra, Georgia, Katherine, Megan.