Gus Macdonald

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Gus Macdonald, Lord Macdonald of Tradeston (born 20 August 1940, Larkhall) is a Labour Peer in the House of Lords. He was minister at Department of Transport (1999-2001) and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in Cabinet Office (2001-2003).[1]

He is a member of the UK Advisory Committee on Business Appointments.


According to his profile on the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments website:

Gus Macdonald was a broadcaster and businessman before his elevation to the House of Lords and appointment as Minister for Business and Industry at the Scottish Office in 1998. Subsequent posts were Minister for Transport (1999-2001) and Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (2001-2003). He is currently a member of the Lords’ Select Committee on Communications; adviser to the OECD’s International Transport Forum and to Macquarie Infrastructure Real Assets; Board member of Scottish Power and Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University. [2]



Notes and References

  1. They Work For You, Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, accessed 27 November 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Rt Hon Lord Macdonald of Tradeston CBE, Advisory Committee on Business Appointments website, acc 16 February 2012
  3. ScottishPower, "ScottishPower Appoints New Advisory Board," 06 December 2007, accessed 27 November 2008.
  4. European Australian Business Council, EABC Business Missions to Europe 2006-2008, accessed 27 November 2008.