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De Fonblanque, John Robert locked

CMG 1993

Born 20 Dec. 1943; s of late Maj.-Gen. E. B. de Fonblanque, CB, CBE, DSO and of Elizabeth de Fonblanque; m 1984, Margaret Prest; one s

HM Diplomatic Service, retired; Director, Office of High Commissioner on National Minorities, Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, 2004–07


Ampleforth; King’s College, Cambridge (MA); London School of Economics (MSc); Sch. of Oriental and African Studies, London Univ. (Dip. Asian Art 2009; MA 2012)


FCO, 1968; Second Sec., Jakarta, 1969; Second, later First Sec., UK Representation to European Community, Brussels, 1972; Principal, HM Treasury, 1977; FCO, 1980; Asst Sec., Cabinet Office, 1983; Head of Chancery, New Delhi, 1986; Counsellor (Pol and Instnl), UK Repn to EC, Brussels, 1988; Vis. Fellow, RIIA, 1993; Asst Under-Sec. of State, Internat. Orgns, then Dir, Global Issues, FCO, 1994–98; Dir (Europe), FCO, 1998–99; Hd, UK Delegn to OSCE, Vienna (with rank of Ambassador), 1999–2003. Mem., PPARC, 1994–98


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