Transcript of interview: Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, 2004
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Biographical / Historical
Kerr entered the Diplomatic Service in 1966, and his career included: served Moscow [Soviet Union] (1967-68); Rawalpindi [Pakistan] (1969-70); Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Western Organisations Department (1971-74); Private Secretary to Permanent Under Secretary, FCO [Thomas Brimelow, then Michael Palliser], (1974-79); Head of Defence Division, Treasury, (1979-81); Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Geoffrey Howe, then Nigel Lawson], (1981-84); Head of Chancery, Washington, (1984-87); Assistant Under-Secretary of State, FCO, (1987-90); Ambassador and UK Permanent Representative to the EU, Brussels [Belgium], (1990-95); Ambassador to the United States, (1995-97); Permanent Under Secretary of State, FCO, and Head of the Diplomatic Service, (1997-2002); Secretary-General, European Convention, (2002-03).
His honours include: GCMG 2001 (KCMG 1991; CMG 1987). He was made a life peer in 2004.
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- Cook, Robert Finlayson, 1946 - 2005 (politician)
- European administration
- Howe, Richard Edward Geoffrey, 1926 (Baron Howe of Aberavon, politician)
- Palliser, Arthur Michael, Sir, 1922 - 2012 (Knight, diplomat)
- Penfold, Peter Alfred, 1944 (diplomat)
- Soviet Union
- Thatcher, Margaret Hilda, 1925 - 2013 (née Roberts, Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, Prime Minister)
- United States