Ian Livingston, Baron Livingston of Parkhead
The Lord Livingston of Parkhead
|Minister of State for Trade and Investment|
11 December 2013 – 11 May 2015
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||The Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Maude of Horsham|
|Member of the House of Lords|
|Assumed office |
15 July 2013
Ian Paul Livingston
28 July 1964
|Spouse(s)||Deborah (m. 1989)|
|Residence||Elstree, Hertfordshire, England|
|Alma mater||University of Manchester|
Ian Paul Livingston, Baron Livingston of Parkhead (born 28 July 1964), is a Scottish businessman who was formerly chief executive of BT Group. A Conservative member of the House of Lords, he previously served as the UK government's Minister of State for Trade and Investment.
Early and personal life
The fourth generation son of Polish-Lithuanian Jews who arrived in Scotland 120 years ago, Livingston's family owned a factory making flying jackets and police uniforms. Brought up in Kelvinside, his father was a general practitioner who practised medicine in Parkhead.
Livingston was educated at Hillhead Primary School before attending the independent Kelvinside Academy. He married his university contemporary, Deborah, in 1989. They live at Elstree, Hertfordshire, with their two children (one son, one daughter).
After graduating with an economics degree from the University of Manchester at the age of 19, he trained as an accountant with Arthur Andersen, where, on assignment, he became the first chief accountant of The Independent newspaper. Livingston then moved to Bank of America, and then private equity firm 3i.
After being spotted by Sir Stanley Kalms, he moved to the corporate development department of Dixons Group in 1991, before becoming the youngest FTSE 100 finance director at the age of 32.
Livingston was a non-executive director of Celtic F.C., where he was appointed to the board on 1 October 2007. In 2015, after he voted for cutting tax credits, Celtic fans launched a petition to have him removed from the board. Livingston resigned from the board in June 2017.
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| Chief Executive of BT Group
|Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom|
The Lord Berkeley of Knighton
Baron Livingston of Parkhead
The Lord King of Lothbury
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