James Allan (diplomat)

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James Nicholas Allan CMG CBE (born 22 May 1932) is a former British diplomat, High Commissioner in Mauritius (1981–1985) and ambassador to Mozambique (1986–1989).

Background[edit]

Allan is the son of Morris Edward Allan and Joan Bach, and is a half-brother of Lord Bach.

Education[edit]

Allan was educated at Gresham's School, Holt, Norfolk, from 1946 to 1950, and at the London School of Economics from 1953 to 1956.

Career[edit]

Family[edit]

In 1961, Allan married Helena Susara Crouse. They had one son, Nick Allan, and one daughter, Sarah. Mrs Allan died in 2001.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

He is a member of the Athenaeum Club, London .

References[edit]

  • Who's Who 2003 (A. & C. Black, London, 2003) page 27
  • Old Greshamian Club Address Book 1999 page 24