David Nickson, Baron Nickson
The son of Geoffrey Wigley Nickson and Janet Mary Dobie was educated at Eton College and further at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. From 1949 to 1954 he was commissioned to the Coldstream Guards.
Nickson worked from 1954 to 1982 at William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd publishers, made director in 1961, joint managing director in 1967, vice chairman in 1976 and group managing director in 1979. He was director of Scottish United Investors from 1970 to 1983, of General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corporation from 1971 to 1998, of the Clydesdale Bank 1981 to 1989, of Scottish & Newcastle Breweries 1981 to 1995, of Radio Clyde 1982 to 1985, of The Edinburgh Investment Trust between 1983 and 1994, of the Hambros Bank 1989 to 1998 and of the National Australia Bank from 1991 to 1996. In many companies he was also chairman or deputy chairman at any time.
Nickson is a Freeman of the City of London, and from 1993 to 2002, he was Chancellor of the Glasgow Caledonian University. He was invested as a Commander and Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire; in 1994, he was created a life peer as Baron Nickson, of Renagour in the District of Stirling.
In 1952, Nickson married Helen Louise Cockcraft; they had three daughters together.
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