Obituary: Philip Chappell
Saturday 15 May 1993
PHILIP CHAPPELL's fine intellect spread to his appreciation of the arts in all its forms, particularly music, from which he got deep pleasure, writes Sir Simon Hornby.
He had the knowledge which allowed him the enjoyment of being able to look or listen critically, sharpening the pleasure by his ability to distinguish the degree of quality. But, in addition, he had the sensitivity to get pure joy from the beauty of what he saw or heard.
He was on the Board and Council of the Association of Business Sponsorship of the Arts. An important but necessary change in its constitution was guided by him with precision and diplomacy, bridging the gap between the somewhat exacting legal drafting and the more practical demands of the laity. In council, his advice came with the winning mixture of wisdom and modest charm. At the Royal Society of Arts he was involved as Treasurer during the planning of the extensive changes which have transformed its headquarters in John Adam Street. Philip's strength and sagacity added much to the discussions, which led to the reconstruction of the society.
His achievement was to be a powerful advocate without ever having to raise his voice - his strength was his perseverance based upon reason.
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