David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn - Hong Kong Governorship - Post-governorship

Post-governorship

After his governorship and the elevation to a life peerage with the title Baron Wilson of Tillyorn, of Finzean in the District of Kincardine and Deeside and of Fanling in Hong Kong in 1991, Wilson became the Chairman of the energy company Scottish Hydro Electric plc. (later Scottish and Southern Energy) based in Perth, Scotland from 1993 - 2000. He was a member of the Board of the British Council (and Chairman of its Scottish Committee) from 1993–2002; a Director of the Martin Currie Pacific Trust from 1993–2002 and Chairman of the Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland from 2002-06. In 1996 he was appointed a Vice-President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society; and he has been Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen since 1997. He was President of the Bhutan Society of the UK (1993–2008), the Hong Kong Society (1994- ) and the Hong Kong Association (1994- ). Wilson was made a Knight of the Thistle in 2000. He served as Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge from 2002 to 2008. Since October 2008 he has been President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; Sir John Arbuthnott has been elected as his successor. In January 2010 he was appointed Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 2010.

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