Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG KC

Malcolm Rifkind began practicing law in 1969 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1985. He represented Pentlands in Parliament from 1974 to 1997. He served as a junior minister under Margaret Thatcher, as Secretary of State for Scotland and for Transport before, in 1992, becoming Secretary of State for Defence and from 1995 to 1997 Foreign Secretary. He was MP for Kensington and Chelsea from 2005 to 2015 and served as the Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament from 2010 until 2015. In the private sector, he has been non-executive Chairman of Armor Group and of Alliance Medical; served as a non-executive Director of Unilever, and of Aberdeen Asset Management; and consulted to Price Waterhouse Coopers and other companies.

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