Christopher ‘Mark’ Dadd, Teme 1957-1962 (May 2015)

Mark Dadd passed away peacefully at home on 22 May 2015 after a long and courageous battle with leukaemia. After leaving Lancing in 1962 he went for a year’s VSO in Papua New Guinea, working in a village in the highlands with a tribe that had recently given up cannibalism! He received his bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from Nottingham University in 1967. While at university, he served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force Reserve. He attended the University of Wisconsin as a Fulbright scholar, earning a PhD in economics in 1973. During this time, he met and married his wife of 43 years, Diane. Mark enjoyed a fascinating and highly successful professional life. He was employed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from 1972 to 1976 and then, until 1983, by the Downing Street Think Tank under Prime Minister James Callaghan and then Margaret Thatcher. He then moved to the Treasury and went to our Embassy in Washington DC to liaise with the World Bank and IMF during our troubled economic times. Mark moved employment to AT&T for many years in New Jersey, serving as chief economist from 1992 until his retirement. He also served as president of the US National Association of Business Economists. Mark was known for his sharp intellect, kindness, and wonderful sense of humour.