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Michael Palliser

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Name  Michael Palliser
Role  Diplomat
Parents  Arthur Palliser

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Died  June 19, 2012, London, United Kingdom
Spouse  Marie Marguerite Spaak (m. 1948–2012)
Children  Anthony Palliser, Nicholas Palliser, Peter Palliser
Books  Ethics and Diplomacy: Contradiction in Terms?, Britain and British diplomacy in a world of change
Similar People  Anthony Palliser, Paul‑Henri Spaak, Antoinette Spaak

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Sir Arthur Michael Palliser GCMG PC (9 April 1922 – 19 June 2012) was the vice chairman of the Salzburg Seminar's Board of Directors and a senior British diplomat.


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Born in Reigate, Surrey, the son of Admiral Sir Arthur Palliser, he received his education at Wellington College and Merton College, Oxford. Appointed a Second Lieutenant 21 November 1942, he served in the Coldstream Guards during World War II. In 1947, he joined the British Diplomatic Service and held a number of appointments at home and abroad including Head of the Policy Planning Staff, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Minister at the British Embassy in Paris, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the European Communities, and, from 1975–1982, Permanent Under-Secretary of State and Head of the Diplomatic Service. From April to July 1982, during the Falklands campaign, he served as Special Adviser to the Prime Minister in the Cabinet Office.

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He was appointed a member of the Privy Council in 1983. That same year, he joined the board of the London investment bank Samuel Montagu & Co., a subsidiary of the Midland Bank, of which he became a deputy chairman. He was chairman of Samuel Montagu from 1984–1993, then vice chairman until his retirement in 1996.

From 1983–1992, he was non-executive director of several industrial companies. From 1986–1994, he was a member of the board of the Royal National Theatre. Sir Michael served on the faculty of many Salzburg Seminar Sessions.

In 1948, Sir Michael married Marie Marguerite Spaak, daughter of Belgian statesman Paul-Henri Spaak. They had three sons: Anthony, a painter, Peter, a screenwriter, and Nicholas, a communication executive consultant.


  • Knight of the Order of Orange Nassau with Swords (1947)
  • Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (1966)
  • Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (1973)
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (1977)
  • Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council (1983)
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