- Born: Sep 13, 1930, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Middlesex, England
- Marriage (1): Fyvel, Hannah
- Marriage (2): Coates, Felicia Nicolette C.
- Marriage (3): Gardiner, Kate Macnair
- Died: Feb 7, 2015, London, England at age 84
Publisher millionaire and philanthropist. He was appointed a member o f the House of Lords by British Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair on Au gust, 6, 1999. Thus he was known as "Lord Gavron," his official titl e being Baron of Highgate. He was also appointed a Commander of the O reder of the Britich Empire in 1990.
He was a lawyer at first and later became a successful publisher. H e founded the St. Ives Group in 1964, and was its chairman from 1964 t o 1993. His other publishing endeavors included: director of Octopu s Publishing (1975-1987); director of Electra Management (1981-1992) ; proprietor of the Carcanet Press (1983-2015); chairman of the Foli o Society (1982-2015); chairman of the National Gallery Company (1996- 1998); chairman of the Guardian Media Group; trustee of the Scott Trus t (1997-2000).
Lord Gavron was also chairman of the Open College of the Arts (1991-19 96); a director of the Royal Opera House (1992-1998); a trustee of th e National Gallery (1994-2001); a trustee of the Paul Hamlyn Foundatoi n (1987-2005); a governor of the London Schooll of Economics (1997-200 2); and chairman of the Robert Gavron Charitable Trust (1974-2015).
He was also a great fan of cricket and in 2001 he established the Lor d Gavron Scholarship to aid promising young cricket players.
Rober Gavron was married three times. His first wife was Hannah Fybe l (b. Tel Aviv), a daughter of T.R. Fyvel, literary editor of Tribun e and The Jewish Chronicle. Hannah committed suicide in 1995.
Robert Gavron's second wife was Felicia Nicolette C. Coates, known a s Nicky (b. November 24, 1941, Worcester, England), daughter of a Germ an Jew who came to England in the 1930's. She is a municipal politici an and has served as deputy mayor of London, and as a member of the Lo ndon Assembly. She and Robert Gavron divorced in 1997.
Robert married Hannah Fyvel, daughter of T.R. Fyvel and Unknown. (Hannah Fyvel was born in Tel Aviv, Israel.)
Robert next married Felicia Nicolette C. Coates. (Felicia Nicolette C. Coates was born on Nov 24, 1941 in Worcester, England.)
Robert next married Kate Macnair Gardiner.