David Reddaway

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Person.png David Reddaway  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(diplomat)
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Born26 April 1953
NationalityUK
Alma materKing's College School (Cambridge), Oundle School, Fitzwilliam College (Cambridge)
SpouseRoshan Firouz
Retired British diplomat who was High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Ireland and Turkey. In 2002, his appointment as British ambassador to Iran was rejected by the Iranian government.

Sir David Norman Reddaway is Chief Executive and Clerk of the Goldsmiths' Company in the City of London. He is a retired British diplomat who was High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Ireland and Turkey.[1]

Career

Reddaway was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where his father, Norman Reddaway, also a British diplomat, was posted at the time. He attended King's College School, Cambridge[2] and Oundle School,[3] then studied History at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where his grandfather, the historian William Fiddian Reddaway, had served as Censor.[4] He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1975. His career has included assignments to Iran (during the Iranian revolution), India, Spain, Argentina and Afghanistan.

In 2002, his appointment as British ambassador to Iran was rejected by the Iranian government, with some Iranian newspapers incorrectly accusing him of being "a Jew" and (status less known) "a member of MI6".[5]

He was High Commissioner to Canada between 2003 and 2006. In 2006 he was appointed the British Ambassador to Ireland[6] and presented his diplomatic credentials to the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese on 12 September 2006, succeeding Stewart Eldon as the ambassador.[7]

He was appointed to Turkey in 2009,[8] and left Ankara in January 2014.[9]

Reddaway was appointed MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours of 1980,[10] CMG in 1993,[11] and knighted KCMG in the 2013 Birthday Honours "for services to British diplomacy and furthering UK interests in Turkey".[12]

Personal

David Reddaway married Roshan Firouz in the late summer of 1981,[13] thereby gaining Louise Firouz as his mother in law. The marriage was followed by the births of the couple's two sons and one daughter.[14]



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