David Frost (British diplomat)
David George Hamilton Frost, CMG
Order of St Michael and St George
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 (born 21 February 1965), is a British
British people
The British are citizens of the United Kingdom, of the Isle of Man, any of the Channel Islands, or of any of the British overseas territories, and their descendants...

A diplomat is a person appointed by a state to conduct diplomacy with another state or international organization. The main functions of diplomats revolve around the representation and protection of the interests and nationals of the sending state, as well as the promotion of information and...

. He is currently on loan at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is a ministerial department of the United Kingdom Government created on 5 June 2009 by the merger of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform .-Ministers:The BIS...

 where he is Director for Europe, Trade, and International Affairs.

He was born in Derby, where his parents worked for Rolls Royce. He attended Nottingham High School
Nottingham High School
Nottingham High School is a British boys' independent school situated about a mile north of Nottingham city centre. It has around 900 pupils from ages 11 to 18 and there is the adjoining Nottingham High Junior School catering for younger boys and, from September 2008, the Lovell House...

 on a free scholarship from 1976 to 1983.

He studied at St John's College Oxford, where he took a First-Class degree in French and History, specialising in medieval European History and medieval French. He joined the Foreign Office in 1987, and since then has been posted to the British High Commission in Nicosia, the UK Representation to the EU in Brussels, the UK Mission to the United Nations
United Nations
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 in New York, and the British Embassy in Paris. From May 2006 until October 2008, he was the British ambassador
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 to Denmark
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He is a specialist in European Union
European Union
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, economic, and multilateral affairs and has worked primarily on these issues in London, culminating in a spell as Head of the EU (Internal) Department and then Director for the European Union, from 2003-2006. He was Director for Strategy and Policy Planning in the Foreign Office from October 2008 to October 2010.

He is married with two children.
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