The Lord Ricketts, GCMG GCVO


Former Permanent Secretary in the Foreign Office, National Security Adviser and Ambassador to France.

Cross-bench Peer (2016-)

Formerly: Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service (1974-2016):
Ambassador to France (2012-2016); National Security Adviser (2010-12); Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Head of the Diplomatic Service (2006-10); UK Permanent Representative, UK Delegation to NATO (2003-06); Political Director, FCO (2001-03); Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, Cabinet Office (2000-01).

Non-Executive Director at  Groupe Engie SA and at Getlink SA.

Author of Hard Choices: the making and unmaking of Global Britain, Atlantic Books 2022. 

An Honorary Governor (2011-), The Ditchley Foundation.