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Brian Barder

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British Ambassador to Ethiopia
In office
Preceded by Robert Tesh
Succeeded by Sir Harold Walker
British Ambassador to Poland
In office
Preceded by Sir John Albert Leigh Morgan
Succeeded by Sir Stephen Barrett
British High Commissioner to Nigeria
In office
Preceded by Sir Martin Ewans
Succeeded by Sir Christopher MacRae
British High Commissioner to Australia
In office
Preceded by Sir John Coles
Succeeded by Sir Roger Carrick
Personal details
Born (1934-06-20)20 June 1934
Bristol, United Kingdom
Died 19 September 2017(2017-09-19) (aged 83)
Trinity Hospice, London
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Jane Maureen Cornwell
Children Virginia, Louise, Owen
Alma mater St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Profession Diplomat

Sir Brian Leon Barder, KCMG (20 June 1934 – 19 September 2017) was a British diplomat, author, blogger and civil liberties advocate. He was born in Bristol, England.

Barder was British Ambassador to Ethiopia (1982–86); Ambassador to Poland (1986–88); High Commissioner to Nigeria and concurrently Ambassador to Bénin (1988–91) and High Commissioner to Australia (1991–94).

He was awarded the KCMG in 1992.

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