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Alastair Gordon Balls

Alastair Gordon Balls, British entrepreneur. Named Companion of the Bath, Her Majesty the Queen, 1993.

Background

  • Balls, Alastair Gordon was born on March 18, 1944 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, England. Son of George Ernest and Elspeth (Russell) Balls.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, University St. Andrews, England, 1966. Master of Arts, University Manchester, England, 1969.

    Career

    • Economist Treasury, Tanzania, 1966—1968, Government England, 1969—1981, undersecretary, 1981—1985. Chief Executive Officer Synetwear Development corporation, 1985—1996. Director International Center Life, England, since 1996.

      Vice chairman New Castle University, England, 1993—2000. Member Indiana television United Kingdom Commission, since 1996. Consultant Los Angeles, England, since 2000.

    Personality

    Interests

    Sailing.

    Connections

    • Married Beryl May Nichol, November 29, 1978. Children: Thomas, Helen.
    • father: George Ernest Balls
    • mother: Elspeth (Russell) Balls
    • spouse: Beryl May Nichol
    • children: Thomas Balls
    • Helen Balls
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    Born March 18, 1944
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      University St. Andrews
    • 1969
      University Manchester
    • 1966 - 1968
      Economist, Treasury
    • 1969 - 1981
      Economist, Treasury
    • 1985 - 1996
      Chief Executive Officer, Synetwear Development Corporation
    • 1996
      director, International Center Life
      England, Arkansas, United States

    Award