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Transcript of interview: Sir Colin Budd, 2016

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 155

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 2016


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

Colin Budd was born 31 August 1945, son of Bernard Wilfred Budd, QC and Margaret Alison Budd, MBE (née Burgin). He was educated at Kingswood School, Bath, and Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. In 1971 he married Agnes Smit, having one son and one daughter.

Budd entered the Diplomatic Service in 1967, and his career including the following; Commonwealth Office, 1967-68; Assistant Private Secretary to Minister without Portfolio, 1968-69; Warsaw [Poland], 1969-72; Islamabad [Pakistan], 1972-75; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1976-80; The Hague, 1980-84; Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary, 1984-87; European Secretariat, Cabinet Office, 1987-88; Counsellor (Political), Bonn [Germany], 1989-92; Chef de Cabinet to Sir Leon Brittan, Vice President of EC, 1993-96; Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Office (on secondment), 1996-97; Deputy Under-Secretary of State, FCO, 1997-2001; Ambassador to the Netherlands, 2001-05.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Budd, Sir Colin Richard, b 1945, Knight, diplomat

Finding aid date

2017-03-23 13:35:35.820000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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