Dr Peter Collecott CMG spoke at Lancaster to a packed audience of students and staff from History and PPR, on 'War and Diplomacy - some reflections from recent experience'.
Dr Collecott is a former British career diplomat. He served abroad in political and economic roles in Sudan, Australia, Indonesia, Germany and, finally, Brazil, where he was British Ambassador from 2004-2008. In London, Peter had a series of political jobs dealing with Portugal, Iran and Iraq (during the Iran/Iraq conflict), and the external relations of the European Community. Later in his career, he was the CFO of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and then Head of the Administration. Peter has acted as an Adviser to major British companies doing business with Brazil, to The Prince’s Charities’ International Sustainability Unit, and to the Government of Catalonia; and as the Chair of Canning House. He is currently Co-chairman of The Ambassador Partnership, a network of British and other former Ambassadors engaged in intermediation between companies and governments, and in training.
Dr Collecott also serves as a member of the CWD Advisory Board, together with Professor Simon Guy (Lancaster), Professor Margaret Macmillan (Oxford), and Professor Sir Hew Strachan (St Andrews).
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