David John Fox

David John Fox has been Honorary Consul for Chile since 1976 and is a past president of the Manchester Consular Association. He has served the Association as honorary secretary since 1992. Born in London in 1931, he graduated from University College London with a First Class Honours degree in Geography before national service in the RAF. He spent a year in Northern Canada at McGill University Sub-Arctic Research Laboratory doing exploratory geomorphological research work; the family names he gave to lakes, rivers, etc. are now accepted as the official ones by the Canadian government. He took a MA at the University of California at Berkeley before returning to Britain. He was appointed lecturer and senior lecturer in the Department of Geography of the University of Manchester and was for many years Warden of Woolton Hall; he spent a year as a Visiting Professor at Southern Illinois University. He has contributed to conferences and books and written many academic research papers based on fieldwork in Mexico, Central America, Bolivia, and elsewhere. For 25 years he has written an annual report on mining in Bolivia for the Mining Annual Review and for a dozen years, beginning in 1985, he wrote the Quarterly Analysis of Economic and Social Conditions in Bolivia published by The Economist Intelligence Unit. Since 1996 he has been treasurer of Quaker Bolivia Link - a UK/USA/Bolivia-based charity which funds about ten modest but sustainable development projects in highland Bolivia each year. He is general secretary of the International Congress of Americanists (founded in 1870) and past-president and long-time treasurer of the (UK) Society for Latin American Studies.