Dr Rachel Aron spent over 25 years as a British diplomat gaining experience of top level policy-making and corporate leadership in Whitehall and abroad, including as UK Ambassador to Belgium. She is accredited to Ashridge Business School and leads coaching assignments for senior private sector executives.
John Buck served as British Ambassador to Portugal, having previously been Head of Public Diplomacy, Head of the Government’s Communication and Information Centre during the Iraq War, and then FCO Director for Iraq. He then joined leading energy multinational BG Group as Group Director, Government and Public Affairs. At The Ambassador Partnership he specialises in the energy sector and also delivers training and coaching in negotiation, country branding and diplomatic skills.
Charles Crawford CMG is a communication consultant who has drafted speeches for members of the Royal Family, Prime Ministers and other senior figures. He gives masterclasses in negotiation technique and public speaking / speechwriting. He is an expert on central Europe, having served as British Ambassador in Warsaw, Belgrade and Sarajevo.
Ahmet Erozan is a former Turkish Ambassador with extensive diplomatic and legal experience including with the Permanent International Secretariat of the Organisation of Black Sea Cooperation (BSEC), Permanent Delegation to the OECD, Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina and member of the Steering Committee for the Dayton Peace Agreement as well as holding senior positions within the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In July 2018 Ambassador Erozan was elected a member of the Turkish parliament representing the Iyi Party.
Dr Peter Gooderham CMG (also Defence and Security) served during his diplomatic career in Brussels for NATO and Ambassador to the EU’s Political and Security Committee (PSC). He also served in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War, and twice for the UN as a member of the UK Mission in New York and as UK Ambassador to the UN in Geneva (2008-12). Following diplomatic service, he was a member of the Senior Directing Staff at the Royal College of Defence Studies and Director of the International Chamber of Commerce (UK).
Colin Munro CMG was UK Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and British Ambassador to Croatia. He is based in Vienna, consulting on European political and security issues.
Fredrik Schiller (also Africa) is a former Swedish Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina and to Eritrea. He is an economist and advisor primarily on wider European affairs, the Horn of Africa and international organisations. He has served at the United Nations, in the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He is a conflict specialist with solid experience of operational crisis management and recovery and is strongly committed to innovative solutions to geostrategic challenges and to smart and sustainable entrepreneurship.
Lars-Hjalmar Wide has over four decades of experience from bi- and multilateral diplomatic posts abroad as well as from leadership positions at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm. He has deep knowledge of and experience from multilateral negotiations in the United Nations. He has been Director General for the Inspectorate for Strategic Products (a governmental export control agency) and has served as First Marshal of the Court of H.M. The King of Sweden in charge of planning and implementation of the official program of the Royal Family. He has served as Sweden’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Malta, The Holy See and until September 2019 to Spain and Andorra. He is currently vice chairman of the Foundation for the Stockholm Prize in Criminology.