James Allan (diplomat)

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James Nicholas Allan CMG CBE (22 May 1932 – 18 September 2018[1]) was a British diplomat, High Commissioner in Mauritius (1981–1985) and ambassador to Mozambique (1986–1989).


Allan was the son of Morris Edward Allan and Joan Bach, and a half-brother of Lord Bach.


Allan was educated at Gresham's School, Holt, Norfolk, from 1946 to 1950, and at the London School of Economics from 1953 to 1956.



In 1961, Allan married Helena Susara Crouse. They had one son, Nick Allan, and one daughter, Sarah. Mrs Allan died in 2001.



He was a member of the Athenaeum Club, London.


  1. ^ James Allan CMG CBE
  • Who's Who 2003 (A. & C. Black, London, 2003) page 27
  • Old Greshamian Club Address Book 1999 page 24
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