Andrew Edward Panter MBE 1944 – 2020
June 2020: It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of our friend and Trustee Andrew Panter who died at aged 76 in June 2020.
Following a successful career as a civil engineer, senior manager and director in the construction industry in the UK and abroad, Andrew devoted over 20 years to works of charity and services to his local community.
Following his retirement Andrew used his experience to voluntarily assist the affordable housing market and was appointed Chairman of the Bourne Housing Society. He subsequently served on the boards of Moat Homes, the Horizon Housing Group, the South London Family Housing Association and Amicus Horizon Group Finance. He also became very active in charitable work as Chairman of Windsor and Eton Rotary Club and the Round Table.
Andrew joined the Board of Trustees for The Prince Philip Trust Fund in 2007 and became highly regarded by his colleagues and fellow trustees with his engaging style and capacity for getting things done. He regularly took on leadership roles in major fundraising events, notably the Classic Car Rallies on the Long Walk at Windsor and a series of Ascot Race Days, helping to raise and distribute funds to many deserving causes in the local community. He was a good leader but also a team player, getting results through his hard work, charm and tremendous good humour. His outstanding contributions will be sadly missed by the trustees notably the first chairman, HRH The Prince Philip, and present incumbent, HRH The Prince Edward.
He was appointed MBE for services to charity and the community in 2015.
Andrew was a charming man with the gift for getting things done using his engaging personality and powers of persuasion while listening carefully to the views of others. He was very effective, personable and good humoured and leaves behind many friends and family who will miss him dearly.
Andrew Panter is survived by his wife Tui, née Cooke, whom he married in 1967 and by his daughter, Tiffany, son-in-law Dominic and grandson, Inigo. He will also be greatly missed by his brother Sir Howard Panter and sister-in-law, Dame Rosemary Squire.