Sir Terence Clark KBE CMG CVO


Sir Terence Clark KBE CMG CVO

Vice President

Sir Terence Clark, KBE, CMG, CVO is a Vice-President of the British Omani Society and was Chairman 1995-2004. He was Ambassador to Oman 1990-94 and to Iraq in 1985-89. 

After graduating from the RAF as a Pilot Officer and Russian interpreter, he entered HM Diplomatic Service in 1955. He studied Arabic at SOAS and MECAS before embarking on a career largely in or dealing with the Arab world, interspersed with service in Europe and the Foreign Office.

In 1996 he was Director of the International Crisis Group’s Bosnia project in Sarajevo. He was a senior consultant at Middle East Consultants and a Director of the Middle East Association. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Patron of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq.

He is the author of many articles on the history and politics of the Middle East as well as: Oman in Time: a Nation’s History (2001), Underground to Overseas: the Story of Petroleum Development Oman (2007), Oman’s Invisible Energy (2014) and The Salukis in my Life (2018); and co-authored The Saluqi: Coursing Hound of the East (1995), Dogs in Antiquity (2001), Al-Mansur’s Book on Hunting (2001) and British Missions around the Gulf (2008).