David Hannay, Baron Hannay of Chiswick
He is married to Gillian Hannay and has four sons and eleven grandchildren.
Hannay was born in London and educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford. He entered the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1959, and was initially posted to positions in Tehran and Kabul.
Starting in 1965 and continuing into the early 1970s, he was an official representative of the government in discussions that led to the UK's 1973 entry into what became the European Union.
He held various positions in the foreign office in London during the 1970s and 1980s. He was a minister at the British Embassy in Washington, DC, in 1984–1985, and was then promoted to ambassador and permanent representative to the European Economic Community from 1985 to 1990. He then spent the next five years as ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations.
Most recently he has taken on specialized roles such as Special Representative for Cyprus between 1996 and 2003 and a member of the UN High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, reporting to the Secretary-General in December 2004.
On 19 June 2001 he was created a life peer as Baron Hannay of Chiswick, of Bedford Park in the London Borough of Ealing, In the same year he was made pro-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham.
Lord Hannay was Chair of the Board of United Nations Association UK from January 2006 to January 2011 and is now chair of the UN All-Party Parliamentary Group. He is currently a member of the Top Level Group for Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation and the Lords EU Select Committee, chairing the Sub-Committee on Home Affairs, Health and Education.
- Biography from the Birmingham University website
- Biography from the UK Parliament website
- Lords EU Select Committee on the UK Parliament website
- UNA-UK Biography on the UNA-UK website
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