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Sir Mark Justin Lyall Grant (born 29 May 1956) is a British diplomat. Since November 2009 he has been the British Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN).[1]



Lyall Grant was educated at Eton College[2] and Trinity College, Cambridge. His wife, Sheila, is a also a diplomat. They have a son and a daughter.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office career timeline

  • 2009– British Permanent Representative to the United Nations
  • 2007–2009 FCO, Director General for Political Affairs
  • 2003–2006 High Commissioner to Pakistan
  • 2000–2003 FCO director, Africa
  • 1998–2000 Head, European Union department, FCO
  • 1996–1998 Deputy High Commissioner and Consul General, South Africa
  • 1994–1996 Seconded to European Secretariat, Cabinet Office
  • 1990–1993 First SEcretary, Paris
  • 1987–1989 Private Secretary to Minister of State, FCO
  • 1985–1987 FCO
  • 1982–1985 Second Secretary, Islamabad
  • 1980–1982 FCO, worked in Southern Africa department


Offices held

Political offices
Preceded by
Sir John Sawers
Director-General, Political of the
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Succeeded by
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir John Sawers
United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Succeeded by


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