Infinite Spada chairman John 'Louis' Armstrong dies aged 68

The chairman of Infinite Spada, John 'Louis' Armstrong, has died aged 68 from a brain tumour.

John 'Louis' Armstrong: Chairman of Infinite Spada has died aged 68
John 'Louis' Armstrong: Chairman of Infinite Spada has died aged 68

Armstrong became non-executive chairman of Spada in 2010 and helped guide the firm through a period of evolution, overseeing its international merger with US firm, Infinite, to create Infinite Spada in October 2014.
   
During this period Armstrong also became chairman of Professions for Good (P4G), a public interest initiative that represents more than a million professionals. He was chief executive of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for 12 years.

RICS and P4G were both clients of Spada.

Gavin Ingham Brooke, founder of Spada, and chief executive of Infinite Spada, said: "Louis was a one-off. He had a wonderful intellect combined with an enthusiastic, gentle approach to everyone – as well as a terrific sense of humour and fun. He was modest about his many achievements as a barrister, Rear Admiral, adviser to Number 10 Downing Street under Margaret Thatcher and many other public appointments.

"To our firm he was first a major client, then a supporter and latterly a fully committed leader of the board. He had already become a great personal friend and mentor to me over the years.  We will miss his bon mots and ready laugh about the office – and we extend our deepest sympathies to Mimi, his wife, who supported him so nobly during his illness, and indeed to the rest of his family."

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