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The Rt Hon The Lord Smith of Kelvin, KT

Glasgow 2014

Lord Robert Smith was appointed Chairman of the Organising Committee in February 2008. He is one of Scotland's leading business figures and Chairman of both SSE and the UK Green Investment Bank.

He was knighted in 1999 for services to the National Museums of Scotland and was recently appointed to the Order of the Thistle - the highest honour in Scotland. He holds honorary degrees from the universities of Edinburgh (1999), Glasgow (2001) and Paisley (2003) and became a member of the House of Lords in 2008 as an Independent Crossbench Peer.

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