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Appointment of Senior Private Secretary



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No. M129 D ate 13 N o v e m b e r 1 979"HE HON. ANDREW PEACOCK M.P.

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APPOINTMENT OF SENIOR PRIVATE SECRETARY

The M i n i s t e r f o r F o r e i g n A f f a i r s , Mr Andrew

P e a c o c k , a n n o u n c e d t o d a y t h e a p p o i n t m e n t o f J o h n . M cC arth y

t o t h e p o s i t i o n o f S e n i o r P r i v a t e S e c r e t a r y . M r ' M c C a r t h y ,

who i s c u r r e n t l y C h a r g e d ' A f f a i r e s o f t h e A u s t r a l i a n

Embassy i n D a m a s c u s , j o i n e d t h e D e p a r t m e n t o f F o r e i g n

A f f a i r s i n 1 9 6 8 . H i s o v e r s e a s e x p e r i e n c e i n c l u d e s

p o s t i n g s t o V i e n t i a n e a n d W a s h i n g t o n . Mr M cC arth y i s

e x p e c t e d t o t a k e up h i s a p p o i n t m e n t on 4 D ecem ber 1978.

. Mr M cC arth y r e p l a c e s J o h n R i d l e y who j o i n e d

t h e M i n i s t e r ' s s t a f f i n J a n u a r y 1976.