Sir Peter Westmacott
Former British Ambassador to the United States, France and Turkey
Sir Peter Westmacott was British Ambassador to the United States from January 2012 until he retired from the UK Diplomatic Service in January 2016. He spent a semester at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as a Resident Fellow. Westmacott was British Ambassador to France from 2007-2012 and to Turkey from 2002-2006. His 40-year diplomatic career included four years in Iran before the 1979 Revolution and a secondment to the European Commission in Brussels. He was the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Director for the Americas from 1997-2000 and Deputy Under Secretary of State from 2000-2001. From 1990-1993, he was Deputy Private Secretary to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. He is now an Independent Non-Executive Director of EY LLP, a Distinguished Ambassadorial Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Deputy Chairman of Tellus Matrix LLP and an Advisory Director of Campbell Lutyens & Co.