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Mark Sedwill, Baron Sedwill of Sherborne

Honorary Professor

Mark Sedwill, Baron Sedwill of Sherborne GCMG FRGS LLD, is a cross-bench member of the House of Lords. He is Chairman of Saudi Arabia & Geopolitical Advisory at Rothschild & Co, a non-executive director of Lloyd’s of London and BAE Systems. His Chairman of the Atalantic Future Forum.

Lord Sedwill was Chairman of the G7 Panel on Global Economic Resilience (2021), Cabinet Secretary & Head of the Civil Service (2018-20), National Security Adviser (2017-20), Permanent Secretary at the Home Office (2013-17), and British Ambassador and NATO Representative in Afghanistan (2009-11). Before that he had a diplomatic and security career, serving in Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Cyprus and Pakistan.

Educated at St Andrews and Oxford Universities, Lord Sedwill is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the Institute of Directors, an Honorary Doctor of Laws at St Andrews University, an Honorary Fellow of Oxford University and of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and a Distinguished Fellow of RUSI. He is President of the Special Forces Club, Chairman of the Atlantic Future Forum, Co-Chair of the Trilateral Commission, a member of the IISS Advisory Council, a Trustee of the RNLI, an Honorary Colonel in the Royal Marines and an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple. He is also the recipient of several awards and honours for national and international public service.