Oliver Miles is a retired British diplomat and former Ambassador to Libya. He is currently the chairman of MEC International, a business development company.
Ambassador Miles joined the Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service in 1960, serving overseas mainly in the Arab world as well as spending periods at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. He has had many positings, including: Amman, Makulla, Nicosia, and Jeddah. He was appointed HM Ambassador to Libya in 1984, where he broke off diplomatic relations after the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy in London.
Ambassador Miles was educated at Oxford University, where he read Classical Mods and Oriental Studies (Arabic and Turkish).
Miles did national service in the Royal Navy and studied Russian. In 1960, he studied Arabic at the Middle East Centre for Arabic Studies in Lebanon.
He is married and has four children: three sons and one daughter.