Presenter: Sir Christopher Mallaby
Born in 1936, Christopher Mallaby studied Modern Languages and History at Cambridge University. He was in the British Diplomatic Service from 1959 to 1996. He was in the British Embassy in Moscow from 1961 to 1962 and from 1975 to 1977. He was in the British Mission in Berlin from 1966 to 1969 and the Embassy in Bonn from 1982 to 1985. He was head of Policy Planning in the Foreign Office from 1980 to 1982. From 1985 to 1988 he was Deputy Secretary of Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet. He was Ambassador to Germany from March 1988 to December 1992 and to France from January 1993 to July 1996. Sir Christopher then worked for ten years as a Managing Director in UBS Investment Bank. Since 2001 he has been Chairman of the Charitable Trust which supports the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer and this is now his main occupation. His main role is fundraising but, as a member of EORTC’s Board, he also takes an interest in wider matters.