Robert Alston

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Robert John Alston, CMG, QSO, DL (born 10 February 1938) is a retired British diplomat.

Alston was educated at Ardingly College and New College, Oxford. He is Chairman of Governors at Ardingly College. He served as British Ambassador to Oman between (1986–1990), and as British High Commissioner to New Zealand and the Cook Islands, non-resident High Commissioner to Samoa, and Governor of the Pitcairn Islands between (1994–1998).[1]

In 2007-08 he was Master of the Worshipful Company of World Traders, one of the City of London's 110 livery companies.



Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Duncan Slater
British Ambassador to Oman
Succeeded by
Sir Terence Clark
Preceded by
David Moss
British High Commissioner to New Zealand
Succeeded by
Martin Williams