Ivan Lloyd-Phillips

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Ivan Lloyd-Phillips (June 1910 – 14 January 1984) was a British national who served in the Colonial Administrative Service. He was the son of Arthur Lloyd-Phillips, Vicar of Ware.


First appointed to the Colonial Service in 1934, with appointments to:

  • Gold Coast (1934–1938);
  • Palestine (1938–1947);
  • Colonial Office (1947–1948);
  • Cyprus (1948–1951);
  • Commissioner, Nicosia-Kyrenia (1950–1951);
  • Singapore (1951–1953);
    • Commissioner-General’s Office (1951–1952);
    • Dep. Secretary for Defence (1952–1953);
  • Malaya (1953–1962);
    • Secretary to Chief Minister and Minister for Home Affairs (1955–1957);
    • Secretary, Ministry of the Interior (1957–1962).

Later roles:

  • Deputy Director, Oxford Colonial Records Project, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of Oxford, (1965–1970).




  • What a fantastic mess we are all in, and how different the world would have been if only Hitler had gone to Balliol! (written to his father from Jerusalem in October 1939)