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Prentice, Christopher Norman Russell locked

CMG 2009

Born 5 Sept. 1954; s of Ronald Prentice and Sonia Prentice (née Bowring); m 1978, Marie-Josephine, (Nina), King; two s two d

HM Diplomatic Service, retired; Ambassador to Italy, 2011–16


Christ Church, Oxford (BA Lit.Hum., MA)


Entered FCO, 1977; Arabic lang. student, MECAS, 1978; Third, later Second, Sec., Kuwait, 1980–83; First Secretary: on loan to Cabinet Office, 1983–85; Washington, 1985–89; FCO, 1989–94; Counsellor and Dep. Hd of Mission, Budapest, 1994–98; Counsellor, FCO, 1998–2002; Ambassador to Jordan, 2002–06; UK Special Rep., later FCO co-ordinator, Sudan Peace Process, 2006–07; Ambassador to Iraq, 2007–09; Special Envoy for Libya, March–May 2011


music, sport, reading, mountains


Athenæum, Beefsteak, MCC