John Boyd (ambassador)

John Boyd (ambassador)

Sir John Dixon Ikle Boyd KCMG (born January 17th 1936) was the master of Churchill College, Cambridge from 1996 to 2006. He has also been the British ambassador to Japan, between 1992 and 1996.

Along with Lynda Chalker, Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, who was then the UK's Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Minister for Overseas Development, Sir John assisted the British delegation which participated in the first Tokyo International Conference on African Development in October 1993. [Japan, Ministry for Foreign Affairs: [ 12 donor countries + EC] ]

Sir John has several high-profile positions, including chairman of the British Museum and served as a non-executive director for British Nuclear Fuels plc (BNFL) between 1997 and 2000. He served as Chairman of Trustees for the Cambridge Union Society until his retirement as Master of Churchill College.

Japan connection

He retains a strong interest in Japan, and wrote the introduction to " Japanese Students at Cambridge University in the Meiji Era, 1868-1912: Pioneers for the Modernization of Japan" [] , by Noboru Koyama, translated by Ian Ruxton, ( [ Lulu Press] , September 2004, ISBN 1-4116-1256-6).His introduction is to be found [ here] .

See also

* Anglo-Japanese relations
* Foreign and Commonwealth Office
* Heads of the United Kingdom Mission in Japan


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