Kate Ewart-Biggs Biography
Kate Ewart-Biggs OBE (born November 1967) is a British diplomat who is the British Council’s Deputy Chief Executive.
|Date of Birth||November 1967|
|Age||55 years (2022)|
British Council’s Deputy Chief Executive
Her father was British ambassador Christopher Ewart-Biggs, who was assassinated by the IRA in Dublin in 1976. Jane Randall was her mother’s name. At Edinburgh University, she majored in social anthropology. On July 17, 2022, she featured on Desert Island Discs. She has a daughter and is married.
Kate Ewart-Biggs Career
Kate Ewart-Biggs joined the British Council after volunteering with street children in Brazil, South Africa, and Indonesia.
The Council has assigned her to Uganda, Tanzania, Central and Eastern Europe, and Egypt.
She was the Middle East and North Africa Regional Head. She was Director Global Network before becoming Deputy Chief Executive, where she maintained partnerships with British Government agencies.
Kate was Director Global Network prior to being elected Deputy Chief Executive, providing British Council personnel overseas with the assistance of a robust support network of colleagues at home.
She was also in charge of maintaining strategic connections with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other Whitehall partners, ensuring that the British Council stays at the heart of the UK government’s Global Britain agenda.
She and Thomas Pakenham co-founded the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize, with help from Garett FitzGerald and others.
This award honors literary work that promotes and supports peace and reconciliation in Ireland, improved understanding between British and Irish populations, or more intense collaboration among European Union countries.
Kate Ewart-Biggs is married to her husband who is from Uganda. Kate Ewart-Biggs spouse is Ugandan by nationality.
Kate Ewart-Biggs Father
Kate Ewart-Biggs’ Father is Christopher Thomas Ewart Ewart-Biggs, CMG, OBE (5 August 1921 – 21 July 1976)
He was a British Ambassador to Ireland, novelist, and MI6 liaison officer. In 1976, he was assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Sandyford, Dublin.
Jane Ewart-Biggs, his widow, became a Life Peer in the House of Lords, worked to strengthen Anglo-Irish ties, and founded the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize for Literature.
On 21 July 1976, Ewart-Biggs was murdered at the age of 54 when his armoured Jaguar automobile, part of a four-vehicle convoy on its approach to the British Embassy in Dublin, was launched into the air by an IRA field mine. He had been taking efforts to prevent an occurrence like this since arriving in Dublin barely two weeks previously.
Kate Ewart-Biggs Net worth
Kate Ewart-Biggs has an estimated net worth of $800,000. She is the British Council’s Deputy Chief Executive