The then George Robertson MP served in Tony Blair’s first Cabinet from 1997 to 1999, having previously been Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland.

In 1999 he was raised to the Peerage as Baron Robertson of Port Ellen (in the Isle of Islay).

Later that year he was appointed as Secretary General to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and as Chairman of the North Atlantic Council.

In 2004 Lord Robertson joined the Cohen Group as a Senior Counsellor. He is also a board member of several other multinational companies.

He is a Member of the Privy Council and holds Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Dundee, Cranfield and Bradford.

The ALFED Dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 16 2011 at Merchant Taylors’ Hall, in the City of London.

“We are indeed honoured to have such an eminent Principal Guest as Lord Robertson”, said ALFED’s Chief Executive, Will Savage.

“I am also delighted that we are returning to Merchant Taylors’ Hall. The Great Hall is a magnificent venue for our Dinner, which is a very popular and prestigious event for our industry members and guests.”