Virtual Live Briefing with Lord Mark Sedwill, Former Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser

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Join us for a very special session with Lord Sedwill, former Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser. In this session Mark will reflect on his experiences throughout his time as Ambassador and NATO Representative for Afghanistan, Permanent Secretary at the Home Office, National Security Adviser and as Cabinet Secretary, along with some reflections on his leadership journey. We will discuss the current global landscape, and Britain’s role on the world stage, including his new roles chairing the Atlantic Future Forum and the G7 Panel on Global Economic Resilience. This will be followed by Q&A with the audience. The session will not be recorded and held under the Chatham House Rule.  

  • Lord Mark Sedwill

    Former Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser

    Lord Mark Sedwill was Cabinet Secretary from April 2018 to September 2020 and National Security Advisor from April 2017 to Sept 2020. He is currently the Chair of the Atlantic Future Forum and the G7 Panel on Global Economic Resilience

     

    Prior to this, Mark was the Permanent Secretary at the Home Office (2013-17), FCO Political Director (2012-13), NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan (2010-11), HM Ambassador to Afghanistan (2009-10) and Director of UKvisas (2006-8). He joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1989, serving in Egypt, Iraq, Cyprus and Pakistan.

     

    Mark was educated at the University of St Andrews and the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and President of the Special Forces Club. He is married with one daughter.