In the Diplomatic Service from 1963. Embassy counsellor (cultural affairs) at the USSR Embassy in London,
1963-1969. Senior posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Moscow, 1969-1971.
Head of the Department of Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, 1971-1973. Head of the Press Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1973-1979. Ambassador to New Zealand and Tonga, also to Western Samoa from January 1979.
Expelled from New Zealand in 1982 having been caught by the Security Intelligence Service passing money to the Moscow-aligned Socialist Unity Party.