Lord McColl of Dulwich
Ian McColl was born in 1933 and educated at Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow and St Paul's School, London (1948-51) where he won a Foundation Scholarship in Classics. He studied medicine at London University, was a surgeon at St Bartholomew's Hospital and Sub-Dean of the Medical College 1967-71, Research Fellow at Harvard in 1967 and was Professor of Surgery at Guy's Hospital from 1971-1998. He continues to teach at King's College and on the Guy's campus.In 1960 he married Dr Jean McNair and they have three children, all of whom are in medicine. His interests include health, forestry and ornithology. He is Chairman of the Trustees of the international charity Mercy Ships and frequently operates in the poorest countries of West Africa. Ian McColl is also Vice-President of the Mildmay Centres of Palliative Care in London and Uganda, President of the Leprosy Mission and Vice-President of the Prince of Wales Health Council on Disability. Lord McColl was made a Life Peer for his work for disabled people in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 1989. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister, John Major from 1994-97. Since 1997, he has been a Shadow Minister for Health.
He was made a CBE in 1997 and a Fellow of King's College in 2001. For his charitable work for Mercy Ships, he received the Great Scot Award 2001 and the Distinguished Maritime Award of the National Maritime Association, USA 2002.
Ian McColl was elected President of the Old Pauline Club in 2005 for a two year term of office.