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Transcript of interview: David Snoxell, 2007

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 111

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 2007


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

David Snoxell was born on 18 November 1944, the son of Gordon and Norah Snoxell. He was educated at Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield, taking a degree in history at Bristol University in 1966 and a postgraduate diploma in personnel management from Aston University in 1967 and becoming a member of the Institute of Personnel Management. In 1971 he married Anne Carter, having two sons and one daughter.

After working as a UNA volunteer in Senegal from 1967-68, Snoxell entered the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UN Department) in 1969, and his diplomatic career included the following posts: FCO, Information Administration Department (1971); Islamabad [Pakistan] (1973); UK Mission to Geneva [Switzerland] (1976); FCO, Republic of Ireland Department (1981); FCO, Economic Relations Department (1983); Director, British Information Services, New York [United States] (1986); Deputy Head, Drugs and International Crime Department (1991); Deputy Head of Southern Africa Department, FCO (1994); Ambassador to Senegal, and concurrently to Mali, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde (1997); High Commissioner, Mauritius (2000); retired 2004.


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