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Transcript of interview: Sir Andrew Wood, 2003

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 77

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 2003


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.

Biographical / Historical

Andrew Wood was born on 2 January 1940, son of Robert George Wood. He was educated at Ardingly College, then King’s College, Cambridge (MA 1965). In 1972 he married 1st, Melanie LeRoy Masset (she died in 1977), having one son; then 2nd in 1978, Stephanie Lee Masset; they have one son and one daughter.

Wood entered the Foreign Office in 1961 and his diplomatic career included: Moscow [Soviet Union] (1964); Washington [United States] (1967); Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1970); seconded to Cabinet Office (1971); First Secretary, FCO (1973); First Secretary and Head of Chancery, Belgrade [Serbia, earlier Yugoslavia] (1976); Counsellor (1978); Head of Chancery, Moscow (1979); Head of West European Department (1982), Head of Personnel Operations Department (1983), FCO; Ambassador to Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia] (1985-89); Minister, Washington (1989-92); Chief Clerk, FCO (1992-95); Ambassador to the Russian Federation and to Moldova (1995-2000).


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


External Documents


Wood, Sir Andrew Marley

Finding aid date

2004-03-09 11:44:58.750000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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