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Transcript of interview: Sir Christopher Mallaby, 1997

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 28

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 1997


Conditions Governing Access

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.

Biographical / Historical

Christopher Mallaby was born 7 July 1936, the son of the late Brigadier A. W. S. Mallaby, CIE, OBE, and Margaret Catherine Mallaby (née Jones); he was educated at Eton and King’s College, Cambridge. In 1961 he married Pascale Françoise Thierry-Mieg.

Mallaby's diplomatic career included: British Delegation to United Nations General Assembly, 1960; 3rd Secretary, British Embassy, Moscow [Soviet Union], 1961-63; 2nd Secretary, Foreign Office, 1963-66; 1st Secretary, Berlin [Germany], 1966-69; 1st Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1969-71; Harvard Business School, 1971; Deputy Director, British Trade Development Office, New York [United States] 1971-74; Counsellor and Head of Chancery, Moscow, 1975-77; Head of Arms Control and Disarmament Department, FCO, 1977-79, Head of East European and Soviet Department, 1979-80, Head of Planning Staff, 1980-82, FCO; Minister, Bonn, 1982-85; Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Office, 1985-88; Ambassador to Germany, 1988-92; Ambassador to France, 1993-96.

He was awarded the GCMG in 1996 (KCMG 1988, CMG 1982) and GCVO in 1992. Sir Christopher died on 28 February 2022.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Mallaby, Sir Christopher Leslie George

Finding aid date

2002-04-12 16:52:15+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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