Adrian Fortescue

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Person.png Adrian FortescueRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(diplomat, spook?)
BornJune 1941
Hong Kong
DiedAugust 2004 (Age 63)
Alma materCambridge University, London School of Economics

Adrian Fortescue was a panelist for the discussion about Have Civil Liberties Been Unnecessarily Eroded? at the 2002 Bilderberg.[1]


Adrian Fortescue "spent the first few years of his life in a Japanese internment camp. Returning to England after the war, he was educated at Uppingham, an exclusive independent school in Leicestershire, before going on to earn a classics degree at Cambridge University."[2] He was a son-in-law of Winston Churchill.[2]


In 1964 Adrian Fortescue started his career as a UK diplomat. "But he seemed to find greater fulfilment when he transferred, via a tour of duty in the late 1980s as chef de cabinet to a British European Commissioner, Lord Cockfield, to the permanent service of the European Commission. This culminated, after he had left Lord Cockfield’s office, in four years as the Commission’s Director-General for Justice and Home Affairs."[3]

In 1972 when, on secondment from the UK civil service, he served in the cabinet of Commission Vice-President Sir Christopher Soames.[2]

Fortescue was a Director General of Justice and Internal Affairs of the European Commission.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/200230 May 20022 June 2002US
Westfields Marriott