Lord Ricketts
Former UK Permanent Representative to NATO
Lord Ricketts spent 40 years as a British diplomat, during which time he served as the UK’s Ambassador to France, the UK’s first ever National Security Advisor, Chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee, the British Permanent Representative to NATO and the Permanent Under-Secretary to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. A particular strand to his career has been crisis management and politico-military affairs, covering conflicts, for example, in the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Peter began his career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1974 and served as the Assistant Private Secretary to former Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe. He went on to advise Prime Ministers Blair, Brown and Cameron. Lord Ricketts is now a life peer in the House of Lords, a Visiting Professor at King's College London and Vice-Chair of RUSI, the Royal United Services Institute.
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