Daily Mail Reporter
Invaluable advice: Nicholas Berry
Tributes have been paid to publisher and investor Nicholas Berry who died on Christmas Day aged 74.
A non-executive board member of DMGT, owner of the Daily Mail, friends said he was a man with newspapers in his blood, and much admired for his entrepreneurial skills.
His family owned the Daily Telegraph from 1928 until 1985, while his wife Evelyn’s grandfather Jean Prouvost was the founder of French news magazine Paris Match and women’s magazine Marie Claire.
An old Etonian, Mr Berry received a degree from Oxford University before becoming a City financier. He had served on the DMGT board for nine years.
DMGT chairman Lord Rothermere said: ‘Nicholas was a loyal and longstanding member of the board providing invaluable advice and insights across a wide range of topics.
‘He was exceptionally generous with his time, not just on board matters, but also across group projects and programmes, particularly our leadership programmes, given his deep business experience and sector knowledge.
‘He was always prepared to provide considered challenge and to thoughtfully provoke, as well as be supportive of board and management decisions. His presence on the board will be deeply missed.’
Mr Berry leaves his wife and their two sons. His hobbies included tennis and riding.
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