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Pellew, Mark Edward, b. 1942 (diplomat)



  • Existence: 1942    


Mark Pellew was born on 28 August 1942, eldest son of Commander Anthony Pownoll Pellew, RN and of Margaret Julia Critchley (née Cookson). He was educated at Winchester and Trinity College, University of Oxford, and in 1965 married Jill Hosford Thistlethwaite, having two sons.

Pellew entered the Diplomatic Service in 1965 and his career included: Foreign Office, 1965-67; Third Secretary, Singapore, 1967-69; Second Secretary, Saigon [Vietnam], 1969-70; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1970-76; First Secretary, Rome [Italy], 1976-80; Assistant Head of Personnel Operations Department, FCO, 1981-83; Counsellor: Washington [United States], 1983-89; on secondment to Hambros Bank, 1989-91; Head of North America Department, FCO, 1991-96; Ambassador to the Holy See, 1998-2002.

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Transcript of interview: Mark Pellew, 2005

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 85
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2005
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.