Andrew Wood (diplomat)

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Sir Andrew Wood
British Ambassador to Russia
In office
Prime Minister John Major
Tony Blair
Preceded by Sir Brian Fall
Succeeded by Sir Roderic Lyne
British Ambassador to Yugoslavia
In office
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Sir Kenneth Scott
Succeeded by Sir Peter Hall
Personal details
Born (1940-01-02) 2 January 1940 (age 77)
Nationality British
Alma mater Ardingly College
King's College, Cambridge

Sir Andrew Marley Wood GCMG (born 2 January 1940) is a former British diplomat.

Born in Gibraltar, Wood was educated at Ardingly College and King’s College, Cambridge. In 1964, he was posted to Moscow by the British Diplomatic Service. Following a range of diplomatic posts he served as British Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1985 to 1989. From 1995 to 2000 Wood served as British Ambassador to Russia and Moldova before retiring from diplomatic service.[1]

In addition to diplomatic service, Wood has served on the boards or executive councils of several institutions, including the PBN Company, the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, the Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust, for which he was director, and the Britain Russia Centre, which he chaired. He has been Senior Advisor to or on the advisory boards of the PBN Company, Ernst & Young, Renaissance Capital, and the British Consultants’ Bureau. He also advised then British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Russian investment issues. He was made GCMG in 2000, having been made KCMG in 1995 and CMG in 1986.[2]



  1. ^ ‘WOOD, Sir Andrew (Marley)’, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014
  2. ^ "BBC News - New Years Honours - Diplomatic and Overseas". 1999-12-31. Retrieved 2008-05-18.