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Mark Robinson


Mark Robinson is presently the UK Chairman of the Commonwealth Consortium for Education (CCfE). He has recently become Chairman of the Commonwealth Organisations' Committee on Zimbabwe.

He spent six years at the United Nations (1972–77), and was Assistant Director in the Office of the Commonwealth Secretary-General (1977–83).

He became MP for Newport West 1983 and in 1992 for Somerton and Frome. He was Member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and Parliamentary Private Secretary first to the Minister for Overseas Development, Baroness Chalker, and then to the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary, Lord Hurd. He served as Her Majesty’s Under Secretary of State for Wales (1983–85).

He was a Member of the Board of the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) 1988-92; Executive Director of the Commonwealth Press Union 1997-2002; Executive Chairman of the Council for Education in the Commonwealth (CEC) 1999-2005; and From 1987-1995 he was a Director of Leopold Joseph, the Merchant Bank.

He is also a Council Member of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Hon. Treasurer of the Commonwealth Round Table: the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, and a Trustee of Concordia (YSV) Ltd., amongst other charities.


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