(James) Brian UNWIN

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1935-09-21
Education Chesterfield Sch, New Coll Oxford (MA), Yale Univ (MA)
Publications Publications Terrible Exile: The Last Days of Napoleon on St Helena (2010, shortlisted Fndn Napoéon History Prize), Financial Regulation: Britain's Next European Challenge (jtly, 2010), A Tale in Two Cities: Fanny Burney and Adèle, Comtesse de Boigne (2014)
Recreations bird watching, opera, Wellingtoniana, Trollope
Clubs Reform
Style Sir Brian Unwin, KCB
Career HM Civil Serv: asst princ CRO 1960, private sec to High Cmmr Fedn of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1961-64, first sec Accra 1964-65, FCO 1965-68, HM Treasy 1968-85 (private sec to chief sec 1970-72, asst sec 1972, under sec 1976, seconded to Cabinet Office 1981-83, dep sec 1983-85), UK dir European Investment Bank 1983-85, dep sec Cabinet Office 1985-87, chm of the Bd HM Customs & Excise 1987-93, pres European Investment Bank 1993-99 (hon pres 2000-), govr European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 1993-99, chm Supervisory Bd European Investment Fund 1994-99; chm Asset Trust Housing Ltd 2003-12, chm Asset Trust Housing Assoc 2012-; memb: Bd of Dirs ENO 1993-94 and 2000-08 (hon sec 1987-93), Bd Centre d'Etudes Prospectives (CEPROS) 1996-2000, Bd Fondation Pierre Werner Luxembourg 1998-2000, Bd of Dirs Dexia 2000-10, Cncl Federal Tst for Educn and Research 2003-; chm: Civil Serv Sports Cncl 1989-93, Customs Co-operation Cncl 1991-92; pres European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC) 2001-13 (hon pres 2014-); chm European Task Force on Banking and Biodiversity 2003-09; hon fell New Coll Oxford 1997, pres New Coll Soc 2004-08; CIMgt 1988; Médaille d'Or Fondation du Mérite Européen 1995, Grand Offr L'Ordre de la Couronne (Belgium) 2001, Grand Croix de l'Ordre Grand Ducal de la Couronne de Chêne (Luxembourg) 2001, Cdr Order of Ouissam Aloui (Morocco) 1998
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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