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Fred CATHERWOOD, British Member of the European Parliament. Knighted, 1971; Honorary Doctorate, Aston University, Birmingham, 1972, Queen’s University, Belfast, 1973, University of Surrey, 1979.


CATHERWOOD, Fred was born on January 30, 1925 in County Londonderry. Parents: Stuart Catherwood and Jean (née Agnew).


Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Clare College, Cambridge. Spoken languages: French.


Chairman, External Economic Relations Committee, 1979-1984. Deputy Chairman, European Democratic Group, 1983-1987. Chairman, Land Use and Food Policy Inter Group, since 1987.

Vice-President of the European Parliament. Member of the European Parliament for Cambridgeshire and North Bedfordshire, since 1979. Articled, Price Waterhouse and Company, 1946-1951.

Secretary, Law Stores Ltd, 1952-1954. Secretary/Controller, Richard Costain, 1954-1955, Chief Executive, 1955-1960. Assistant Managing Director, British Aluminium Company, 1960-1962, Managing Director, 1962-1964.

Chief Industrial Adviser, D.E.A., 1964-1966. Director General, N.E.D.C., 1966-1971. Managing Director/Chief Executive, John Laing, 1971-1974.

Chairman, British Institute of Management, 1974-1976. Chairman, British Overseas Trade Board, 1975-1979. Director, (GB) Ltd., since 1975.


Clubs: United Oxford and Cambridge University Club.


Spouse Elizabeth LloydJones, 1954. Children: Christopher, Jonathan, Bethan.