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Basil Smallpeice

Basil Smallpeice
Born (1906-09-18)18 September 1906[1]
Rio de Janeiro[1]
Died 12 July 1992(1992-07-12) (aged 85)[1]
Nationality British
Occupation accountant[1]
Known for leadership of BOAC and Cunard[1]
Spouse(s) Kay Singleton (1931), Ivy Burns (1967)[1]

Sir Basil Smallpeice KCVO (1906-1992) was a British accountant who became a senior director at British companies including BOAC, Cunard and Lonrho.[2]

He was knighted as a commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) on 10 June 1961, having helped with provision of flights for the Queen.[1] He then advised Her Majesty's Household from 1964 to 1980, introducing modern methods of budgetary control.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Edwards 2004.
  2. ^ Edward Bishop (17 July 1992), "Obituary: Sir Basil Smallpeice", The Independent 


  • Edwards, John (2004), "Smallpeice, Sir Basil", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 
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