William Watson Cockburn SYSON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1930-09-12
Education Broughton
Books & Publications Interpretation of Balance Sheets (1957), Sources of Finance (1973), Forestry (1985)
Recreations art, music, reading, hill walking, sport
Clubs New (Edinburgh), Square, Cronies, Stedfast
Style William Syson, Esq
Career Nat Serv Army 1949-51, TA 1951-58; joined Bank of Scotland 1947, sr managerial positions Edinburgh 1969-81, chief mangr Head Office 1981-90, asst gen mangr 1987-90; chm: City Site Estates plc 1990-99, Rutherford Ltd 1991-99, various housing assocs 1992-97, Johnson Fry Second Utilities Tst plc 1993-97, Wiggins Group plc 1993-2002, Aitken Dott Ltd (t/a The Scottish Gallery) 1995-, LeggMason Investors International Utilities Tst plc 2000-03, Graham Tiso Ltd 2001-05, Premier Utilities plc 2003-05; dir: Great Western Resources Inc 1990-94 (dir and sec Great Western Resources North Sea Oil Partnership 1992-95), First International Leasing Corporation Ltd 1990-94, The British Real Estate Group plc 1990-96, Regent Investment Tst Ltd 1991-94, Scottish Value Tst plc 1991-2000; chm Bank of Scotland Edinburgh & District Mangrs and Officials Circle 1978; former lectr Heriot-Watt Coll and Univ, lectr Industrial Soc 1976-78, former examiner and moderator Inst of Bankers Scotland; memb Sub-Ctee Bolton Report on Small Businesses 1968; world sen Jr Chamber Int 1970, sr vice-pres Edinburgh and Midlothian Bn Boys' Bde 1970-90 (actg pres 1987-88); chm: City Centre Christian Outreach 1981-82, British Olympic Appeal Scotland 1991-93, William Syson Charitable Fndn 2012-; hon treas: Victoria League Scotland 1969-75, East of Scotland Branch Br Red Cross 1974-82 (memb Scottish Fin Ctee 1976-81), Scottish Branch Soldiers Sailors and Airmen's Families Assoc 1974-82, Scottish Churches Architectural Heritage Tst 1980-84, UN 50th Anniversary Appeal 1994 (also vice-pres); treas and memb Cncl The Prince's Tst East of Scotland and Borders Area 1978-84; tstee Cattanach Charitable Tst 2000-10, memb Devpt Bd Royal Scottish Nat Orch 2008-; FCIBS 1979 (memb 1954)
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Food and drink etiquette

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