Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT


George Robertson



Joined the Lords

24 August 1999

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3000


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

Business, industry and consumers
European Union
International affairs
Central Europe
East Europe

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
    • Member, International Advisory Board, Balkan Mining Group (mining company operating in the Western Balkans)
    • Occasional journalism
    • Speaking engagement, 3 November 2014, Address to UK Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Stockholm; fare paid by Handelsbanken Sweden
    • Participation in round table discussion, JPMorgan Chase, London, 13 November 2014
    • Member, International Advisory Board, Equilibrium Gulf Ltd (provision of geo-strategic advice to governments and companies)
  • 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
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Director, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Trading Company
    • Chairman, Commission for Global Road Safety
    • Director, Make Roads Safe (charity)
    • Non-executive Director, BP Russia Investments Ltd (subsidiary company of BP plc)
  • 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
    • Trustee, FIA Foundation