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Denis Keefe re-joins ECP's Board of Governors

Denis Keefe CMG

Denis Keefe has been British Ambassador to Serbia since 2014. He joined HM Diplomatic Service in 1982 after grammar school in Essex, an MA in Classics from Cambridge and post-graduate research in Hellenistic Poetry at Oxford.

His first posting was to Prague during the Cold War, where he managed the Embassy’s contacts with dissidents including Vaclav Havel. He has served in Nairobi, Prague (as Deputy Head of Mission during the Czech Republic’s preparations to join NATO and the EU), Tbilisi (as Ambassador) and Moscow (as Minister). He has worked in London on the EU Single Market, German Unification and relations with China, Japan, India and other countries of the Far East and the Subcontinent. At the Cabinet Office in 2002-3 he led the team drawing up the UK’s first Counter Terrorism Strategy.

Denis was a Governor of the ECP from 1998-2002, and is Chairman of the Honorary Patrons Committee of Belhospice, the campaign to establish the first Hospice in Serbia. Denis has six children (four of whom attended primary school in Prague), and speaks Czech.