Col. Godfrey Brock-Gadd
Kentucky Colonel, Goodwill Ambassador and Philanthropist
His Excellency Godfrey Brock-Gadd joined Globcal International in December of 2019 and was appointed as a goodwill ambassador for the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and to promote awareness towards some of today's challenging world issues.
Ambassador Brock-Gadd is presently volunteering for Engage-With-Age in East Belfast, he has been there since 2018, he serves as the secretary to the PAL Program Steering Group, PAL stands for People Against Loneliness.
The ambassador was nominated and awarded the Volunteer of the Year in 2019 for the organization and was also awarded a similar award with Age-Friendly Ireland another organization he has worked with since 2017.
History and Experience
Ambassador Brock-Gadd is not new to the formalities and protocol of diplomacy as he served a number of years beginning in 1966 as a member of the Royal Household Staff for HM Queen Elizabeth II where he was a Footman and later served as her Under Butler.
After retiring with his pension he helped to found the Ultra Rare Diseases, Disorder & Disabilities Foundation in Belfast where he worked as the director. He helped start the organization because there was no support for children and adults with a rare and uncommon diseases, to diagnose a rare disease it could take as long as five years the organization was there to support families and friends providing education and helping families cope with the relative challenges.
As a senior citizen he has been very active in volunteerism also working with the St. Christopher Food Bank in East Belfast and as their Administrator from 2015 to 2019. He has also served as a lay preacher in the URC/Methodist Church.
Combined Honors Degree in Business Management and Philosophy at (UCLAN)
Studied University Certificate in Forensic Science at University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
Recent Certificate Course
Diplomacy in the 21st Century
Open University; Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Diplomatic Academy
This course looked at the modern challenges of diplomacy for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the implications for diplomats. It focused on the practice, theory and the tradecraft of diplomacy. It covered diplomatic representation, digital diplomacy; women, gender and general diplomatic protocol. Coursework covered methods of diplomacy; leading diplomatic missions; and diplomatic tradecraft including networking and reporting.