WilliamsonLord David Williamson
Baron Williamson of Horton
House of Lords
Lord Williamson is Baron of Horton, was a senior British and European civil servant and is now an active member of the House of Lords. He was educated at Tonbridge School and Exeter College, Oxford. His civil service career has included posts at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, becoming Principal Private Secretary to the minister. He was Deputy Director-General for Agriculture in the European Commission from and Secretary-General of the European Commission but returned to the United Kingdom to serve as Deputy Secretary and head the European Secretariat in the Cabinet Office. After leaving Brussels, Lord Williamson was made a Life Peer, as Baron Williamson of Horton and currently sits as a crossbencher in the House of Lords. He was the convenor of the crossbenchers, a task that involves keeping the other non-aligned members up-to-date with the business of the House.