David Brighty

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David Brighty CMG CVO (born 7 February 1939) is a retired British diplomat who was ambassador to several countries.

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Anthony David Brighty was educated at Northgate Grammar School (now Northgate High School (Ipswich)) and Clare College, Cambridge. He joined the Foreign Office in 1961, served in Brussels and Havana, then in 1969 resigned and spent two years working for S. G. Warburg & Co. He rejoined the Foreign Office in 1971 and served at Saigon and at the UK mission to the United Nations in New York, then attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1979. He was head of the Personnel Operations Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1980–83, Counsellor at Lisbon 1983–86, and Director of the Cabinet of the Secretary General of NATO (Lord Carrington) 1986–87. He was ambassador to Cuba 1989–91 and to Czechoslovakia 1991–93, then after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia he was ambassador both to the Czech Republic and (non-resident) to Slovakia 1993–94.[1] He was ambassador to Spain and (non-resident) to Andorra 1994–98. After retiring from the Diplomatic Service, Brighty has been a non-executive director of EFG Private Bank and of Henderson EuroMicro Investment Trust. In 2003 he was Robin Humphreys Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. He is chairman of the Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies at the London School of Economics.[2]

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Andrew Palmer
Ambassador to Cuba
1989–1991
Succeeded by
Leycester Coltman
Preceded by
Laurence O'Keeffe
Ambassador to Czechoslovakia
1991–1993
Succeeded by
himself, as ambassador to Czech Republic and Slovakia
Preceded by
himself, as ambassador to Czechoslovakia
Ambassador to the Czech Republic
1993–1994
Succeeded by
Sir Michael Burton
Preceded by
himself, as ambassador to Czechoslovakia
Non-resident Ambassador to Slovakia
1993–1994
Succeeded by
Michael Bates
Preceded by
Sir Robin Fearn
Ambassador to Spain and non-resident Ambassador to Andorra
1994–1998
Succeeded by
Peter Torry