George Islay MacNeill Robertson ROBERTSON OF PORT ELLEN

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1946-04-12
Education Dunoon GS, Univ of Dundee (MA)
Publications N/A
Recreations photography, golf, family, reading
Clubs Army and Navy, Islay Golf, Dunblane New Golf
Style The Rt Hon the Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, KT, GCMG, PC, Hon FRSE
Career research asst Econs Gp Tayside Study 1968-69, Scottish organiser GMWU (now GMB) 1969-78; MP (Lab): Hamilton 1978-97, Hamilton S 1997-99; PPS to sec of state for Social Servs 1979; oppn spokesman on: Scotland 1979-80, Defence 1980-81, Foreign and Cwlth Affrs 1981-93 (dep FCO spokesman 1983, princ spokesman on Europe 1984-93); chief oppn spokesman on Scotland 1993-97, sec of state for defence 1997-99; sec-gen NATO 1999-2003; exec dep chm Cable and Wireless plc 2004-06, chm Cable and Wireless Int 2006-08; non-exec dir: Weir Gp plc 2003-, Smiths Gp plc 2004-06, Western Ferries (Clyde) Ltd 2005-; sr counsellor The Cohen Gp (Washington DC) 2004-; chm Scottish Lab Pty 1977-78; vice-chm Bd Br Cncl 1985-94; govr Ditchley Fndn 1988- (chm Cncl of Mgmnt 2009-); chm John Smith Memorial Tst 2004-08, jr pres RIIA 2002-11, hon patron Glasgow-Islay Assoc 2000-, co-chm British Russia Round Table 2005-, chm Cmmn on Global Road Safety 2006-; chllr Order of St Michael and St George 2011-; Hon Col London Scottish (Vols) Regt 2000-; Golden Plate Award Int Acad of Achievement 2000, ESU Winston Churchill Medal of Hon 2003, Transatlantic Leadership Award European Inst Washington DC 2003, Award for Distinguished Int Leadership Atlantic Cncl of USA 2003, Global Leadership Award Chicago Cncl on Foreign Rels 2004, Hanno R Elenbogen Citizenship Award Prague Soc; Elder Bro Trinity House 2002, Hon Guild Bro Guildry of Stirling 2004; DSc (hc) Cranfield Univ RCMS 2000; LLD (hc): Univ of Dundee 2000, Univ of Bradford 2000, Baku State Univ Azerbaijan 2001, Nat Acad of Sciences Kyrkyz Repub 2002, Romanian Sch of Political and Administrative Studies 2003, Univ of St Andrews 2003, French Univ Armenia, Nat Acad of Sciences Azerbaijan, Glasgow Caledonian 2004, Univ of Paisley 2006, Univ of Lincoln 2010; Hon DUniv: Stirling 2007, Robert Gordons Univ 2011; hon prof Univ of Stirling 2009; FRSA 1999, Hon FRSE 2003; Grand Cross Order of the Star (Romania) 2000, Grand Cross Order of Orange-Nassau (Netherlands) 2003, Grand Cross Order of Jesus (Portugal) 2003, Grand Cross Order of Isabel the Catholic (Spain) 2003, Grand Cross Order of Merit (Poland, Luxembourg, Italy, Hungary) 2003, Grand Cross Order of the Stara Planina (Bulgaria) 2003, Grand Cross Order of Merit (Federal Republic of Germany) 2003 (Commander's Cross 1991), Presidential Medal of Freedom (USA) 2003, Grand Cordon Order of Leopold (Belgium) 2003, Grand Cross Order of Grand Duke Gedeminos (Lithuania) 2003, Grand Cross Order of King Petar Kresmir IV (Croatia) 2003, Distinguished Public Service Medal US Department of Defence 2003, First Class Order of the Cross of the Tarra Mariana (Estonia) 2004, Order of the White Two-Arm Cross First Class (Slovakia) 2004, Commander of the Grand Cross The Order of Three Stars (Latvia) 2004, Grand Cross Order of Yaroslav the Wise (Ukraine) 2005
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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