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Charlton, Alan, b. 1952 (diplomat)



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Alan Charlton was born 21 June 1952, the son of Henry and Eva Charlton; he was educated at Nottingham High School, Gonville and Caius Coll.ege, University of Cambridge (MA), taking a teaching qualification at the University of Leicester (PGCE) and then a BLing in linguistics at the University of Manchester. In1974 he married Judith Angela Carryer, having two sons and one daughter.

After a spell as a teacher at Gesamtschule, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 1975–77, Charlton joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and his diplomatic career included: West Africa Department, FCO, 1978–79; Amman [Jordan], 1981–84; Near East and North Africa Department, FCO, 1984–86; BMG Berlin, 1986–90; Deputy Chief, Assessments Staff, Cabinet Office, 1991–93; Head, Eastern Adriatic Unit, FCO, 1993–95; Bosnia Contact Group Representative, 1995–96; Political Counsellor, Germany, 1996–98, Deputy Head of Mission, 1998–99, Bonn; Deputy Head of Mission, Berlin, 1999–2000; Director, SE Europe, FCO, 2001; Director, Personnel, then HR Director, FCO, 2002–04; Deputy Head of Mission, Washington [United States], 2004–07, and Ambassador to Organisation of American States, 2006–07; Ambassador to Brazil, 2008–13.

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Transcript of interview: Alan Charlton, 2021

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 210
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2021
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.