Brian Donnelly (British diplomat)

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Sir Joseph Brian Donnelly, KCMG, KBE, is a retired United Kingdom diplomat.

He attended the Queen's College, Oxford (1963–66) then received his Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Afterward, he began an M.Phil at LSE, but left in 1970 and began working at the GCHQ.

In 1973 he began working at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He worked at several UK and overseas British diplomatic postings before being appointed the UK's Ambassador to Yugoslavia, and later served a tumultuous role as Ambassador to Zimbabwe.

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Ivor Roberts
HM Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1994-1997
Succeeded by
Robert Gordon (head of the interest section)