Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT

Name

George Robertson

Party/group

Labour

Joined the Lords

24 August 1999

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3000
robertsong@parliament.uk

Biography

UK Parliament

Post Date
Secretary General of NATO 1999-04
Secretary of State for Defence 1997-99
Shadow Secretary of State 1993-97
Constituency Date
Hamilton South 1997-99
Hamilton 1978-97

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Secretary General NATO 1999-03

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Deputy Chairman TNK-BP 2006-13
Deputy Chairman Cable and Wireless PLC 2004-06

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Trustee Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust 2012-
Chairman Ditchley Foundation, Council of Management 2011-
Chairman Commission on Global Road Safety 2004-
Joint President Chatham House 2002-12
Hon. Colonel London Scottish Regiment 2001-

Member's focus

Policy
Business, industry and consumers
Defence
European Union
International affairs
Transport
UK
Scotland
World
Central Europe
East Europe
France
Germany
Russia
USA

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Director, Weir Group plc (engineering)
    • Non-executive Director, Western Ferries (Clyde) Ltd
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Senior International Adviser, Cable & Wireless Communications plc
    • Senior Counsellor, Cohen Group (US-based consultancy)
    • Adviser, BP plc
    • Speaking engagement, 24 September 2013, HSBC, in Dubai, UAE
    • Member, International Advisory Board, Balkan Mining Group (mining company operating in the Western Balkans)
    • Occasional journalism
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Cable & Wireless Communications plc (telecoms)
    • Weir Group plc (engineering)
  • 6: Sponsorship

    • The Member receives a limited amount of secretarial assistance from BP plc
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to St. Petersburg, Russia, 6-7 May 2013, for meeting of Commission for Global Road Safety (of which I am Chairman); travel and accommodation paid for by FIA Foundation
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Director, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Trading Company
    • Chairman, Commission for Global Road Safety
    • Director, Make Roads Safe (charity)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Elder Brother and Member of Court, Trinity House
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Member, Advisory Council, Centre for European Reform
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, British Forces Foundation
    • Chairman, Council of Management, Ditchley Foundation
    • Member, Advisory Council, International Institute of Strategic Studies
    • Member, Advisory Council, European Council on Foreign Relations