Sir Robert Wade-Gery
"Graduate of New College, Oxford (first class honours in Classics, Philosophy and Ancient History). Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, 1951-73, 1987-9 and since 1997.
"Member of the British Diplomatic Service from 1951 to 1987. Served in London (foreign Office and Cabinet Office), Bonn, Nicosia, Tel Aviv, Saigon, Madrid (minister 1973-7), Moscow (Minister 1977-9) and New Delhi (High Commissioner 1982-7). Deputy Secretary of the Cabinet 1979-82.
"Executive Director of Barclays Bank (formerly Barclays de Zoete Wedd) 1987-99; Vice-Chairman 1994-9. Senior Consultant to British Invisibles plc 1999-2001.
"Chairman Anglo-Spanish Society 1995-8. Chairman London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) 1990-9.