David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn

administrator and diplomat from England (born 1935)

David Clive Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn, KT, GCMG, FRSE (born 14 February 1935[1]) is a retired Scottish administrator, diplomat and Sinologist. He was the 27th Governor of Hong Kong (from 1987 to 1992). He was Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the British Monarch's representative to the Assembly, in 2010 and 2011.

The Lord Wilson of Tillyorn

David Wilson in Cambridge, 2008
Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
In office
11 April 2010 – 20 July 2011
Preceded bySir George Reid
Succeeded byJames Douglas-Hamilton, Baron Selkirk of Douglas
President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
In office
3 September 2008 – 4 Julh 2011
Preceded bySir Michael Atiyah
Succeeded byJohn Arbuthnott
Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen
In office
6 June 1997 – 6 January 2013
Preceded bySir Kenneth Alexander
Succeeded byCamilla, Duchess of Rothesay
Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge
In office
1 January 2002 – 3 March 2008
Preceded bySir John Meurig Thomas
Succeeded byProf. Adrian Dixon
27th Governor of Hong Kong
In office
9 April 1987 – 9 July 1992
MonarchElizabeth II
Chief SecretarySir David Ford
Preceded bySir Edward Youde
Succeeded byChris Patten
Personal details
Born (1935-02-14) 14 February 1935 (age 89)
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Spouse(s)Natasha Helen Mary (née Alexander)
Alma mater
ProfessionColonial administrator, diplomat, sinologist

References change

  1. WILSON OF TILLYORN, Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, 2017 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2016)