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Macrae, Sir (Alastair) Christopher (Donald Summerhayes) locked

KCMG 1993 (CMG 1987)

Born 3 May 1937; s of Dr Alexander Murray MacRae and Dr Grace Maria Lynton Summerhayes MacRae; m 1963, Mette Willert; two d

HM Diplomatic Service, retired


Rugby; Lincoln Coll., Oxford (BA Hons English); Harvard (Henry Fellow in Internat. Relations)


RN, 1956–58. CRO, 1962; 3rd, later 2nd Sec., Dar es Salaam, 1963–65; ME Centre for Arab Studies, Lebanon, 1965–67; 2nd Sec., Beirut, 1967–68; FCO, 1968–70; 1st Sec. and Head of Chancery: Baghdad, 1970–71; Brussels, 1972–76; attached Directorate-Gen. VIII, European Commn, Brussels, on secondment from FCO, 1976–78; Ambassador to Gabon, 1978–80, and to São Tomé and Príncipe (non-resident), 1979–80; Head of W Africa Dept, FCO, 1980–83, and Ambassador (non-resident) to Chad, 1982–83; Political Counsellor and Head of Chancery, Paris, 1983–87; Minister and Head of British Interests Section, Tehran, 1987; Vis. Fellow, IISS, 1987–88; Support Services Scrutiny, FCO, 1988; Under Sec. (on secondment), Cabinet Office, 1988–91; High Comr to Nigeria, and concurrently Ambassador (non-resident) to Benin, 1991–94; High Comr to Pakistan, 1994–97; Sec. Gen., Order of St John, 1997–2000. Asst Prof., Amer. Grad. Sch. of Internat. Relns and Diplomacy, Paris, 2005–08. KStJ 1997


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