Richard Wilson, Baron Wilson of Dinton
Richard Wilson was born in Glamorgan. He was educated at
Radley College(1956-60 and where he is now head of Council(the governors)) and Clare College, Cambridge(1961-65), where he awarded the degree of Master of Law(LLM). He was called to the Bar but, rather than practice, entered the Civil Service as an assistant principal in the Board of Tradein 1966.
He subsequently served in a number of departments including 12 years in the Department of Energy where his responsibilities included
nuclear powerpolicy, the privatisation of Britoil, personnel and finance. He headed the Economic Secretariat in the Cabinet Office under Mrs Thatcher from 1987-90 and after two years in the Treasury was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Department of the Environmentin 1992.
Permanent Under Secretaryof the Home Officein 1994 and Secretary of the Cabinetand Head of the Home Civil Service in January 1998.
He was elevated to a
life peeras Baron Wilson of Dinton, of Dinton in the County of Buckinghamshirein 2002, after retiring as Cabinet Secretary. In September of that year, he was made Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He was Non-executive Director of British Sky Broadcasting Group plcand is Non-executive Director of Xansa plc since 2003.
* [http://www.emma.cam.ac.uk/teaching/fellows/display/index.cfm?fellow=168 Emmanuel College website]
* [http://www.thepeerage.com/p19199.htm The Peerage]
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