Sir Anthony Figgis is a retired senior British diplomat who has been engaged for a life-time in creating inter-cultural understanding.
He joined Her Majesty's Foreign (later Diplomatic) Service in 1962 and served in Yugoslavia (twice), Bahrain, Spain (twice), Germany, and as Ambassador to Austria (1996-2000).
He was appointed Her Majesty's Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps in 2001 and served in this capacity until 2008.
He has been Governor of Goodenough College for Overseas Graduates since 2004 and has been Chairman of the Royal Over-Seas League since 2009.
has also been involved with a number of inter-faith charities, including the Three Faiths Forum
regards the formation of constructive inter-faith relations as one of the most important challenges of the 21st century.
is married to Mayella and has three children and eight grand-children.