Sir Peter Westmacott was British Ambassador to the United States from January 2012 until he retired from the UK Diplomatic Service in January 2016. He spent a semester at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as a Resident Fellow.
Westmacott was British Ambassador to France from 2007-2012 and to Turkey from 2002-2006. His 40-year diplomatic career included four years in Iran before the 1979 Revolution and a secondment to the European Commission in Brussels. He was the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Director for the Americas from 1997-2000 and Deputy Under Secretary of State from 2000-2001. From 1990-1993, he was Deputy Private Secretary to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. He is now an Independent Non-Executive Director of EY LLP, a Distinguished Ambassadorial Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Deputy Chairman of Tellus Matrix LLP and an Advisory Director of Campbell Lutyens & Co.