19 September 2014

Who is Lord Smith?

Baron Smith of Kelvin, Knight of the Order of the Thistle, is to oversee the implementation of the new devolution arrangements for Scotland.

Originally a banker (score one against him), Lord Smith has a number of irons currently in the fire.  He is the Chairman of Scottish and Southern Energy (score two) and of the British Green Investment Bank.  Also the Patron of Foundation Scotland.  And he used to be the Chair of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games organising company.

Now 70 years old, you might have thought he was pushing on a bit for his new role.  But, hey, the Great and the Good go on forever.

Oh, and he and his missus own the island of Inchmarnock in the Firth of Clyde.


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