Sir David Richmond
Sir David has over 30 years’ experience as a diplomat before moving to the private sector. He spent more than ten years working on EU issues including two postings at the UK Representation to the EU in Brussels: from 1987-91 when he led the UK team handling the EEA negotiations, and from 2000-03 when he was appointed the first UK Representative to the EU’s then new Political and Security Committee, playing a prominent part in developing the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy.
In 2004 he became the UK’s Special Representative for Iraq. In his final posting, he was the Director-General for Defence and Intelligence in London and a member of the Foreign Office Board.
After leaving the FCO in 2007, he was a senior advisor at Bell Pottinger where he worked with corporate clients and overseas governments on communication and engagement strategies.
Sir David is now an independent political consultant.