John Coles (diplomat)

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Sir Arthur John Coles, GCMG (born 13 November 1937) is a retired British diplomat. He served as the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (head of the diplomatic staff) from 1994-1997.[1][2]

Offices held[edit]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Alan Urwick
British Ambassador to Jordan
1984-1988
Succeeded by
Patrick Eyers
Preceded by
Sir John Leahy
British High Commissioner to Australia
1988-1991
Succeeded by
Sir Brian Barder
Government offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Asia and the Americas, of the
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

1991-1994
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Sir David Gillmore
Permanent Secretary of the
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

1994-1997
Succeeded by
Sir John Kerr

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ditchley Foundation. "The Governors". Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  2. ^ Andrew Marshall (1997-02-08). "Irresistible rise of man with plan". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-07-21.