David Gillmore, Baron Gillmore of Thamesfield

David Howe Gillmore, Baron Gillmore of Thamesfield, GCMG (16 August 1934 - 20 March 1999) was a British diplomat. He retired in 1994 after a distinguished diplomatic career in which he was a leading light in John Major's extrication of the UK from its policy of confronting apartheid South Africa.He educated at Trent College.


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Diplomatic career

After service in HM Forces from 1953–1955, he joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1970. Two years later, he was posted as First Secretary (Commercial) to Moscow. He was appointed Counsellor and Head of Chancery UKDEL, MBFR Vienna in 1975. He was appointed Head of Defence Department FCO in 1979, becoming Assistant Under-Secretary of State in 1981. David Gillmore was appointed High Commissioner in Malaysia in 1983.[1] Gillmore was appointed Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office in 1991,

Family

David Gillmore married Lucile Sophie Morin in 1964. They had two sons (1967 and 1970).

Honours

In 1996, he was made a life peer as Baron Gillmore of Thamesfield, of Putney in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

References

  1. ^ The Diplomatic Service List 1989 (page 187), HMSO, ISBN 0-11-591707-1

Offices held

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Unknown
British High Commissioner to Malaysia
1984-1986
Succeeded by
Unknown
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Patrick Wright
Permanent Secretary of the
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

1990-1994
Succeeded by
Sir John Coles



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