Sir Jack Stewart-Clark Biography



Eton College, Windsor

Balliol College, Oxford

Harvard Business School, USA


Commissioned into HM Coldstream Guards 1948 – 1948. Served in North Africa

Member of Council of the Royal United Services Institute (1980 -1984)

Member, Queens Bodyguard for Scotland (1958 to present)

Business Career:    J. & P. Coats Ltd (1953- 1969)

  • Worked in Uruguay, Canada, Spain, Holland, Portugal, Pakistan and again in Holland.
  • D. : J.& P. Coats, Pakistan, Ltd (1961 to 1966);
  • D. : J.A. Carp’s Garenfabrieken (1966 to 1969)

Philips Electronics (1969-1979)

  • Chairman and Managing Director Philips Electrical Ltd (Consumer goods arm of Philips Industries U.K.) (1970-1975);
  • Managing Director of Pye of Cambridge Ltd (Professional arm of Philips Industries UK, with 25 companies and employing 23,000 people) (1975 – 1979)

A Non-Executive Director of several companies

(1979 – 1999)

Chairman and Managing Director of Dundas Castle Ltd

(1996 – Present)

Political Career:

Member of the European Parliament

  • for East Sussex from 1979-1999
  • Vice-President of the European Parliament 1992-1997
  • Treasurer and Member of the Policy Bureau of the British Conservatives in the European Parliament 1979-1992
  • Chairman of the E.P. delegation to Canada 1979-1984
  • Vice-Chairman of the E.P. delegation to Japan 1984-1995
  • Honorary Vice-President of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party from 1999 to 2001

Drugs of Abuse:

  • Author and Rapporteur of a special committee of enquiry into drugs in 1996
  • Represented the European Parliament on the Policy Bureau and Board of EMCDDA (European Council for Drugs and Drugs Abuse) in Lisbon (1999 – 2005)
  • Creator and joint organizer with UNDCP of the Inter-parliamentary Conference on Drugs from 1998 to 2004 (meetings in Scotland, Vienna, Washington, Bolivia, Japan and Sweden)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Mentor (UK) Foundation – preventing alcohol and drugs abuse amongst young people. Responsible for setting up the Scottish office of the Foundation (1999 – 2014)


  • Religion: Facilitator of ‘Life of Jesus Christ’ play at Dundas Castle, in Glasgow, in Uganda, at Louisiana State Penitentiary, Belo Horizonte, Brazil and in Milan.
  • Music: Creator of ‘Concerts in the Kirk’ at Dalmeny church
  • Photography: Associate of the Royal Photographic Society
  • Paintings and clocks
  • Travel: Europe, India, Bhutan, Brazil, China, Peru, Argentina, Myanmar
  • Golf