Richard Reay-Smith DL
Richard Reay-Smith retired from a career in banking in which he ran a number of substantial businesses in the Barclays Group. He was also a director of a range of companies in the UK, US and Europe.
Between 1976 and 1984 he was a member of Elmbridge Council. He was chairman of the committee responsible for acquiring the major part of Painshill and establishing Painshill Park Trust. He was the trust’s first chairman from 1981 to 1985 and resumed the chairmanship in 2018.
Things to see & Do
Painshill is an award-winning 18th century landscape garden where you are invited to walk around a work of art. Winding paths will take you on a journey to discover a living canvas with beautiful vistas and dramatically placed garden buildings. Stroll around the Serpentine Lake, wander through woodland and promenade past follies, including the Ruined Abbey, Gothic Temple and Turkish Tent.