Mervyn J. Rolfe

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Mervyn J. Rolfe was the Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Dundee from 1996 to 1999. During this period he chaired the Dundee City of Discovery Campaign which launched the Dundee International Book Prize in 1996 and won the Scottish Marketing Awards Grand Prix in 1999.

Rolfe also served as the Deputy Leader of both the Tayside Regional Council and Dundee City Council as well as holding various Convenerships, He has been a member of the Angus and Dundee Tourist Board, Tayside Business Gateway and chair of the Dundee Partnership. [1] He was awarded the CBE in 2000 for services to local government.[2] He was Honorary Colonel to 2 (City of Dundee) Signal Sqn (Vol) from 2002–2010,[3]

In 1992 he stood for the UK Parliament in the seat of Perth & Kinross for the Scottish Labour Party.[4] From 1999 till 2014 he was Chair ESEP Ltd,[5] and taught Economics and Management at the University of Abertay Dundee. He was Vice Chair of the HMS Frigate Unicorn Preservation Society from 2002 to 2014. He was previously Convener of the Scottish Police Services Authority,[6] an executive member of the Convension of Scottish Local Authorities, an executive member of the Campaign for a Scottish Assembly, a Court member of the University of Dundee, member of the General Teaching Council of Scotland and a Director of Scottish Enterprise Tayside.

He co-authored a history of the University of Dundee, "Dundee a Celebration", (2007).[7] He is a founding member of the Arab Trust,[8] a supporters organisation for Dundee United F.C.


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  2. ^ Tel: +44 (0)1382 308000 Ask a question. "1999 | University of Abertay Dundee". Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  3. ^ "The London Gazette, 2003" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  4. ^ "UK General Election results: April 1992 [Archive]". 1992-04-09. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  5. ^ [1] Archived July 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Scottish Police Services Authority". 2006-12-18. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  7. ^ Retrieved November 29, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  8. ^ "Foundation Members". ArabTRUST. Retrieved 2012-11-01.