Thursday 20 February 2020, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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Open toAlumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Prospective Undergraduate Students, Public, Staff
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Dr Peter 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.
Dr Peter 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 took a first-class degree in mathematics at St John’s College, Cambridge, spent a year at MIT as a Kennedy Scholar, and then returned to St John’s to obtain a PhD in Theoretical Physics. He then was a Royal Society Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Munich, before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 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. He lectures on Brazil, international relations and diplomacy, and Brexit.