It was resolved that the Board wished to place on record their deep appreciation of the hard work and dedication of Oliver Miles on behalf of the Council and its Members over a period of 15 years as Deputy Chairman. The Board send their heartfelt condolences to his family. He will be very much missed.
Oliver Miles CMG joined the Foreign Office in 1960 and served in a number of diplomatic posts, including Abu Dhabi, Jordan, South Yemen and Saudi Arabia. In 1984 he became Ambassador to Libya and, following the shooting of WPC Yvonne Fletcher in London, he was responsible for withdrawing the British Embassy from Tripoli. Oliver was HM Ambassador to Greece (1993-96).
Between 1998 to 2004 he was President of the Society for Libyan Studies.
From 1999 for 20 years Oliver advised trade missions to Libya. Between 1999 and 2004 he took part in the British-Libyan Non-Governmental Dialogue.
Oliver Miles CMG was Deputy Chairman of the LBBC from 2004 to 2019.