The King’s Birthday Honours List: Keith Palmer

14 June 2024

AgDevCo’s founder and retired (2023) chairman Keith Palmer was knighted for exceptional contributions to international development in the King’s birthday overseas and international honours list (June 2024). The King’s Birthday Honours List recognises people who have given exceptional service to the UK abroad and internationally. Sir Keith was recognised for his work on economic development in the poorest parts of the world, but particularly in Africa, over a number of years. All of us at AgDevCo are delighted at this well-deserved recognition of Sir Keith’s major contributions to international development over decades, which include establishing the Private Infrastructure Group in 2001, founding AgDevCo in 2009 and setting up the charity Enterprise for Development in 2011.