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John PURVIS Member of the European Parliament, St Andrews (Scotland); Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Brussels


1962-1969 First National City Bank: London, New York, Milan
1969-1973 Treasurer, Noble Grossart Ltd, Edinburgh
1973-1986 Managing Director and Chairman, Gilmerton Management Services Ltd, St Andrews
since 1973 Various non-executive chairmanships, directorships and trusteeships
since 1986 Managing Partner, Purvis and Company, St Andrews
1986-1997 Chairman, Economic Affairs Committee, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
1988-1990 Vice-President, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
1979-1984 Member of the European Parliament for mid Scotland and Fife
1982-1984 Vice-Chairman of the Delegation for relations with the Gulf States
1985-1989 Member for Scotland and Chairman of Scottish Committee, Independent Broadcasting Authority
1990-1997 Member, Scottish Advisory Committee on Telecoms
  Company chairman/director in radio, paper and investment industries
  Farmer and landowner in Scotland


Member of Industry, Research and Energy Committee
Member of Parliamentary Delegation to MASHREQ
Substitute Member of Parliamentary Delegation to Gulf States and Yemen
Member of Parliamentary Delegation to Iran
Member of the Temporary Committee investigating the collapse of the Equitable Life Society


Contributing author "Power and Manoeuvrability", 1978
Various publications in European media re economic, financial and political topics.


Commander of the British Empire for public and political services, 1990