In office from: 1957 - 1963
Background: Shipping and underwriting
Unlike his predecessor, Sir Ronald Garrett, Pelly who served from 1957 - 1963, was only a part-time Chairman and he continued to run the shipping company he had joined in 1919, William France, Fenwick & Co. Ltd.
He was also Chairman of the London General Shipowners' Society, a director of many shipping and insurance companies and a member of the Port of London Authority, the Institute of Transport and the Coastal Shipping Advisory Committee. He served in the Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) throughout the First World War and was awarded the Military Cross.
His work in shipping, including a term as President of the UK Chamber of Shipping, brought him his knighthood in 1961.
Pelly was first elected to the General Committee of Lloyd's Register in 1937 after which he held the office of Deputy Chairman, Treasurer and Chairman of the Sub-Committee of Classification. During his tenure he made personal contact with many members of staff around the world and oversaw the establishment of the Greek, Finnish and Indian National Committees. He died in 1973.
William France, Fenwick & Co. Ltd history
Tatham family history - Sir Kenneth Raymond Pelly