David Clive Wilson WILSON OF TILLYORN

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1935-02-14
Education Trinity Coll Glenalmond, Keble Coll Oxford (scholar, MA), Univ of Hong Kong, Columbia Univ NY (visiting scholar), Univ of London (PhD)
Books & Publications
Recreations hill walking, theatre, reading
Clubs Alpine, New (Edinburgh), Royal Northern and Univ (Aberdeen)
Style The Rt Hon the Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, KT, GCMG, FRSE
Career Nat Serv The Black Watch (RHR) 1953-55; HM Dip Serv: joined SE Asia Dept FO 1958, third sec Vientiane 1959-60, language student Hong Kong 1960-62, third then second sec Peking 1963-65, first sec Far Eastern Dept 1965-68, resigned 1968; ed The China Quarterly (Contemporary China Inst SOAS Univ of London) 1968-74; rejoined HM Dip Serv 1974, Cabinet Office 1974-77, political advsr to Govr of Hong Kong 1977-81, head S Euro Dept FCO 1981-84, asst under sec of state responsible for Asia and the Pacific FCO 1984-87, Govr and C-in-C of Hong Kong 1987-92; memb: Bd Br Cncl 1993-2002 (chm Scottish Ctee 1993-2002), Cncl CBI Scotland 1993-2002, PM's Advsy Ctee on Business Appts 2000-09 (chm 2008-09); chm Scottish and Southern Energy plc (formerly Scottish Hydro-Electric plc) 1993-2000, dir Martin Currie Pacific Trust plc 1993-2003; chllr Univ of Aberdeen 1997-2013; master Peterhouse Cambridge 2002-08, dep vice-chllr Univ of Cambridge 2005-08; pres: Bhutan Soc of the UK 1993-2008, Hong Kong Soc 1994-2012, Hong Kong Assoc 1994-; vice-pres RSGS 1996-; chm of tstees Nat Museums of Scotland 2002-06 (tstee 1999-2006); chm: Scottish Peers Assoc 2000-02 (vice-chm 1998-2000), Cncl Glenalmond Coll 2000-05 (memb 1993-2005), Advsy Cncl St Paul's Cathedral 2009-; memb Carnegie Tst for the Universities of Scotland 2000-, tstee Scotland's Churches Tst (formerly Scotland's Churches Scheme) 1999-2002 and 2008-; registrar Order of St Michael and St George 2001-10, Lord High Cmmr Gen Assembly of the Church of Scotland 2010 and 2011; Burgess of Guild City of Aberdeen 2004; hon fell Keble Coll Oxford 1987, hon fell Peterhouse Cambridge 2008; Hon LLD: Univ of Aberdeen 1990, Univ of Abertay Dundee 1995, Chinese Univ of Hong Kong 1996; Hon DLitt: Univ of Sydney 1991, Univ of Hong Kong 2006 and 2011; Dr (hc) Univ of Edinburgh 2011; FRSE 2000 (pres 2008-11); KStJ 1987
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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