Nigel Vinson, Baron Vinson
(born 27 January 1931) is a British
Vinson, the son of a farmer (Ronald), was educated at the Nautical College
. He served in the Queen's Royal Regiment
from 1948 to 1950, reaching the rank of Lieutenant
In 1952 he started up a small plastics company in Guildford and subsequently floated in 1969 with over 1000 employees winning the Queens Award for Industry in 1971. He was Deputy Chairman CBI Smaller Firms Council 1979 to 1984. President Industrial Participation Assoc. 1979 to 1989.
Vinson was Director of the Sugar Board
from 1968 to 1975, Director of British Airports Authority
from 1973 to 1980, and Director of the Barclays Bank
from 1982 to 1987. He is Co-Founder of the Centre for Policy Studies
, for which he worked between 1974 and 1980. Vinson was also chairman and deputy chairman
of various firms and trust. Deputy Chairman Electra Investment Trust 1990 to 1998. Member of the Design Council 1973 to 1980.
From 1976 to 1978 Vinson was Honorary Director at the Queen's Silver Jubilee Appeal
. He was Member of the Northumbrian National Parks and Countryside Committee
between 1977 and 1987, and Member of the Foundation of Science and Technology
between 1991 and 1996. Since 2003, he is Trustee of CIVITAS
. And is life Vice President of the IEA where he was Chairman of Trustees 1989 to 1995.
He was unsalaried Chairman of the Rural Development Commission 1980 to 1990. He was founder donor Martin Mere Wildfowl Reserve... Read More