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John Macgregor

Former British Ambassador to Austria and former Dean of BSIS


John Macgregor was Dean of the University of Kent's Brussels campus from 2007 to 2009.

John Macgregor, Organ Scholar and Exhibitioner of Balliol College, Oxford spent 4 years as a teacher and musician, and then 34 years as a diplomat, serving latterly as Director General for trade and Investment Promotion in Germany, as Ambassador in Poland, as FCO Director for Non-Europe, as Ambassador to Austria and the UN in Austria, and as British Governor of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

From 2007 to 2009, he was Dean of the University of Kent at Brussels, the only British postgraduate school of international relations, law and migration in continental Europe.

He is a trustee of the Shannon Trust (which combats illiteracy among prisoners in the UK), of the leading British vocal ensemble, Il Fagiolini, and a Governor of Chichester University.

He now lives in South Africa, with his wife Judith who is the current British High Commissioner, and works as a visiting lecturer.

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