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Macdonald, John Grant locked

CBE 1989 (MBE 1962)

Born 26 Jan. 1932; er s of late John Nicol MacDonald and Margaret MacDonald (née Vasey); m 1955, Jean (d 2003), oc of late J. K. K. Harrison; one s two d ; died 4 April 2017

HM Diplomatic Service, retired; re-employed at Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1993; Special Representative of Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 2010–14 (Representative, 1997–2010)


George Heriot’s School


Entered HM Foreign (later Diplomatic) Service, 1949; FO, 1949; served HM Forces, 1950–52; FO, 1952; Berne, 1954–59; Third Sec. and Vice Consul, Havana, 1960–62; FO, 1962; DSAO, 1965; Second, later First Sec. (Comm.), Lima, 1966–71; Nat. Defence Coll., Latimer, 1971–72; Parly Clerk of FCO, 1972–75; First Sec. (Comm.), Hd of Trade Promotion Sect., Washington, 1975–79; Hd of Chancery, Dhaka, 1980–81; Chargé d’affaires during Falklands War and on various other occasions, 1981–84; Hd of Chancery and HM Consul, Bogotá, 1981–84; Counsellor, FCO, 1985–86; Ambassador to: Paraguay, 1986–89; Panama, 1989–92; Head UK Delegn, and Dep. Head (Political), EC Monitor Mission, 1992; temp. duty as Charter Mark Assessor, Cabinet Office, 1994, 1995; UK Mem., OSCE Observer Gp, elections in Macedonia, 1994. Vis. Lectr, Foreign Services Inst., S Africa, 1997


travel, photography, swimming, bridge


c/o Foreign and Commonwealth Office SW1A 2AH


Naval and Military, Royal Over-Seas League