Andrew Fulton (Party chairman)

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Robert Andrew Fulton (born 6 February 1944) was appointed chairman of the Scottish Conservative Party in February 2008. Fulton was previously a member of HM Diplomatic Service from 1968-1999 with postings in Saigon, Rome, East Berlin, Oslo and the UK mission to the UN in New York and finally Washington DC.

In 2006 Fulton became Chairman of GPW, global experts in business intelligence and corporate investigations. He is also a Non-executive Director of IndigoVision and is Honorary President, formerly founding Chairman, of the Scottish North American Business Council. In 2013 Fulton was appointed senior adviser to the All-Party Parliamentary MENA Group at Westminster.

When Fulton was appointed Chairman of the Scottish Conservatives, the media reported that he had previously been Washington head of station for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service.[1]

Born in Glasgow he grew up on the Isle of Bute and attended Rothesay Academy Rothesay. Later he went on to study Law at the Glasgow University, graduating MA, LLB (1962–1967).

In 1967 he captained Glasgow University golf team to victory in the British Universities Championship at Royal Troon and won the individual stroke play medal himself. A former champion and Captain of Rothesay Golf Club (1966) he tied for the championship at Saigon Golf Club (1971) and won the club championship at Olgiata Golf Club in Rome (1974).

In 2000, while a visiting professor at the Glasgow University School of Law, he stepped down as a member of the Lockerbie Trial Briefing Unit, responsible for briefing media on the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial, after speculation about his previous role in British Intelligence.

Andrew is also an Honorary Chairman at hotel marketing specialists Organic Hospitality.[2]

In 2012 he was appointed to the international advisory board of International Street Papers (INSP).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan Cochrane and Auslan Cramb (9 February 2008). "Former spy in line for top Scottish Tory job". The Telegraph. 
  2. ^ http://www.organichospitality.com/about/our-directors/