Michael Forbes SMITH

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1948-06-04
Education Aberdeen GS, Univ of Southampton (BSc), Heythrop Coll London (MA)
Books & Publications Publications Piping Times (contrib, 1999), Arbitration (contrib, 2011)
Recreations music, Scotland, sailing, field and winter sports, entertaining and conviviality
Clubs Army and Navy, Royal Findhorn Yacht, Little Ship (Vice-Cdre 2014)
Style Michael Forbes Smith, Esq
Career Bd of Trade 1966-68, cmmnd Gordon Highlanders 1971 (ret as Capt 1978); entered HM Dip Serv 1978, second sec FCO 1978-79, second later first sec and head of Chancery Addis Ababa 1979-83, political advsr to govr Port Stanley 1983-85, SE Asia Dept then FO spokesman FCO 1985-89, consul (commercial) Zürich 1990-94, head of press and public affrs Bonn 1994-99, dep high cmmr Islamabad 1999-2003, first resident ambass to Tajikistan 2002-04, ret; fndr Tempered and True Consultancy (dip skills devpt) 2004, advsr Gulf International Minerals Ltd 2004-06, DG Chartered Inst of Arbitrators 2006-12; dir: IDRS Ltd 2007-11, City Disputes Panel 2010-12 (chm 2012), 12 Bloomsbury Square 2011-12; vice-pres St Thomas More PC Bonn 1996-99, memb Appeal Ctee and Church Cncl Farm St Church Mayfair 1986-90, memb Northern Meeting 2006, memb Highland Soc of London 2008, vice-pres St Francis Lebrosy Guild 2014; chm Bonn Caledonian Soc 1995-99; contrib Piping Times; FRGS 1971, FRSA 1991, FSA Scot 1995, DipIoD 2010
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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