Former IAS Chairman Chris Bennett Dies

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Terry Druce

Chris Bennett, IAS Chairman 1988 and 1989 died in April 2014, aged 69.

Chris worked at Richard Ellis in London when he was IAS Chairman and in 1991 he settled in Budapest, Hungary, where he perfected the language, joined DTZ and ultimately joined Europa Capital in Budapest.

A memorial service was held on October 2, at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London SW1 and afterwards Europa Capital generously hosted a reception for those attending the service.

Among the c.200 who attended the service were several former IAS Chairman and many others connected with the property industry.  Former IAS Chairman Michael Bellegarde gave a personal tribute to the congregation.

The group photograph in the gallery shows Chris at a former IAS Chairman's Lunch held in London in 2010. He is flanked on his left by Michael Bellegarde and on his right by Roger Saper, Robin Catlin and Peter Mantle, all former IAS Chairmen. 

The third photograph shows left-to-right, Roger Saper, Michael Bellegarde and Peter Mantle at the reception enjoying a toast to Chris's memory.

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