Wilf Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Balmacara

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Robert Wilfrid "Wilf" Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Balmacara (born 19 April 1947) is a Labour life peer and former adviser to Gordon Brown.

Early life[edit]

Stevenson is the son of James Alexander Stevenson and Elizabeth Anne Stevenson (née Macrae).


Stevenson was educated at Edinburgh Academy, at the time a boarding independent school for boys (now a co-educational day school), in the city of Edinburgh in Scotland, followed by University College at the University of Oxford, where he obtained an MA in Natural Sciences (Chemistry), and at Napier Polytechnic (ACCA).

Life and career[edit]

Research Officer, Edinburgh University Students' Association, 1970–74; Secretary, Napier College, Edinburgh, 1974–87; Deputy Director, 1987–88, Director, 1988–97, BFI; Director, Smith Institute, 1997–2008. Governor, Prestwood Lodge School, 2008–. Hon. DArts Napier, 2008. Senior Policy Adviser, Prime Minister’s Office, 2008–10.

Stevenson was created a Life Peer on 13 July 2010 taking the title Baron Stevenson of Balmacara, of Little Missenden in the County of Buckinghamshire.[1]


Married firstly, in 1972, Jennifer Grace Antonio (marriage dissolved 1979), and secondly, in 1991, Elizabeth Ann Minogue, with issue: one son, Tobin, and two daughters, Iona and Flora.


(ed) Gordon Brown Speeches, 2006; (ed) Moving Britain Forward, 2006; (ed) The Change We Choose: speeches 2007–2009, 2010


  1. ^ "No. 59491". The London Gazette. 19 July 2010. p. 13713.