Robin Renwick, Baron Renwick of Clifton

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Renwick of Clifton
Member of the House of Lords
Assumed office
26 September 1997
British Ambassador to the United States
In office
Prime Minister John Major
Preceded by Antony Acland
Succeeded by The Lord Kerr of Kinlochard
British Ambassador to South Africa
In office
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
John Major
Preceded by Patrick Moberly
Succeeded by Anthony Reeve
Personal details
Born (1937-12-13) 13 December 1937 (age 78)
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Annie Colette Gidicelli

Robin William Renwick, Baron Renwick of Clifton KCMG (born 13 December 1937) is a former diplomat and is now a crossbench member of the House of Lords. He was a Labour peer but moved to the crossbenches in 2007.

Lord Renwick was educated at St Paul's School and graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge in 1962 with a Master of Arts in history. He further studied at the Sorbonne.

From 1956 to 1958 he completed national service in the British Army.

In 1963, he entered the British Foreign Service and had the postings detailed below.

Renwick was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 1980 New Year Honours[1] and was promoted to Knight Commander (KCMG) in the 1989 New Year Honours.[2]

He created a life peerage taking the title Baron Renwick of Clifton, of Chelsea in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on 26 September 1997.[3]

Diplomatic Posts Held[edit]

Ambassador to:

In 1965, he married Annie Colette Gidicelli and has one son and one daughter with her.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the following firms:

Directorates Held[edit]

He has previously served on the following Boards of Directors:

Club Memberships[edit]

He is a member of the following clubs:


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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir Antony Acland
British Ambassador to the United States
Succeeded by
Sir John Kerr