Derek Plumbly

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Sir Derek Plumbly KCMG (born 15 May 1948) is a British diplomat who has served throughout the Arab world.

Early life[edit]

Plumbly was born in New Forest and studied politics and economics at Magdalen College, Oxford. Wanting to see the world after schooling, Plumbly signed up for the Voluntary Service Overseas, and taught for a year and a half in Sukur, a town in Pakistan's Sindh province.

Plumbly went on to study Arabic, first in Shemlan, Lebanon, where he lived with a family for a year and a half, and then at the University of Jordan with the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war.

Career[edit]

Plumbly has served in a variety of postings around the Middle East, including Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt. In February 2008 he was appointed by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to head the Assessment and Evaluation Commission, charged with monitoring the implementation of Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement.[1] In 2011, he was appointed as the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon.

Timeline of career[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b About the AEC. Assessment and Evaluation Commission web site. Retrieved on 7 July 2009.
  2. ^ "UK Plumbly appointed as head of Sudan’s peace monitoring body". Sudan Tribune. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 

References[edit]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir Andrew Green
British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
2000–2003
Succeeded by
Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles
Preceded by
Sir John Sawers
British Ambassador to Egypt
2003–2007
Succeeded by
Dominic Asquith