The Lincolnshire branch of the ESU is delighted that the Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT GCMG will join us as guest speaker at our Annual Dinner on Wednesday, 17 November 2021 at 6:30 pm at Lincoln College, LN2 5HQ. For tickets and payment details, please email Kelly.Bevers@carlbom.co.uk. Tickets are £60 (£55 for members).
Senior Counsellor with The Cohen Group of Washington DC, USA, Chairman of Western Ferries (Clyde) Ltd and Vice-Chairman of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and Special Adviser to BP plc, George Robertson was a Member of the House of Commons for 21 years and served in the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland before becoming Secretary of State for Defence in 1997. He served as the 10th Secretary General of NATO and Chairman of the North Atlantic Council from 1999 to 2003.
He has been Executive Deputy Chairman of Cable and Wireless plc, Deputy Chairman of TNK-BP, BP’s Russian Joint Venture and has served as a Non-Executive Director of the Weir Group plc, Smiths Group plc and Monaco Telecom SA.
He is Chairman of the FIA Foundation, an Elder Brother of Trinity House, a Trustee of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, and a visiting Professor at Stirling University and King’s College London. He serves on the boards of the Centre for European Reform, the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Chatham House’s Panel of Senior Advisers. For 17 years he was Honorary Colonel of the London Scottish Regiment.
He is one of the 16 Knights of the Thistle and Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (Chancellor 2011-2021). He was awarded America’s highest civilian honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Fellow of the Royal College of Defence Studies.