Andrew Philip Kingsford Osmond (16 March 1938 – 14 April 1999) was a British diplomat and novelist, best known as one of the co-founders of the satirical magazine Private Eye in 1961. He was also humorously known as the original Lord Gnome.

Born in Barnoldby-le-Beck, Lincolnshire, Osmond was the son of Kingsford Osmond, from a prominent local farming family. He attended Harrow School and later studied at Brasenose College, Oxford, graduating in 1961. After university, Osmond joined the Foreign Office and was posted to West Africa and Rome.

Osmond was instrumental in naming Private Eye. Despite selling most of his shares within a year of the magazine’s launch, he returned in 1969 as managing director and significantly boosted its sales.

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