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Transcript of interview: Sir Anthony Goodenough, 2016 - 2019

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 180

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 2016 - 2019


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

Anthony Goodenough was born 5 July 1941, son of Rear-Admiral Michael Grant Goodenough, CBE, DSO, and Nancy, daughter of Sir Ransford Slater, GCMG, CBE. He was educated at Wellington College and New College, University of Oxford (MA 1980); in 1967 he married Veronica Mary, daughter of Colonel Peter Pender-Cudlip, LVO, having two sons and one daughter.

After a spell with Voluntary Service Overseas in Sarawak [Borneo], 1963-64, Goodenough joined the Foreign Office in 1964 and his diplomatic career included the following: S E Asia Department, 1964-65; Permanent Under-Secretary’s Department, 1965-67; 2nd Secretary, Athens [Greece], 1967; Private Secretary to Parliamentary Under Secretary and Minister of State, FCO, 1971-73; First Secretary (Economic), Paris [France], 1974-77; FCO, 1977-80; Counsellor on secondment to Cabinet Office, 1980-82; Head of Chancery, Islamabad [Pakistan], 1982-86; Head of Personnel Policy Department, FCO, 1986-89; High Commissioner to Ghana and Ambassador (non-resident) to Togo, 1989-92; Assistant Under-Secretary of State (Africa and Commonwealth), FCO, 1992-95; High Commissioner to Canada, 1996-2000.


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