Diplomat, farmer, and writer who was a believer in overseas aid and served as a First Secretary at the Nairobi Embassy, Charge d'Affaires at Chad, and Counsellor in Paris.
He first entered the Diplomatic service as the resident Deputy Middle Eastern Secretary at the Foreign Office.
In 1990, he was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
He married Jennifer Rosemary Haynes in 1959 and had four children named Adam, Julia, Tricia, and Kate.
He was a CBE just like Li Ka-shing.