Director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform
Ian’s areas of expertise are Russia and the former Soviet Union, European foreign policy, Europe/Asia relations, US foreign policy. Prior to joining the CER he was a member of the British diplomatic service for 28 years.
His most recent appointment was as political counsellor and joint head of the foreign and security policy group in the British Embassy, Washington (2007-12), where he focused on US foreign policy towards Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia and Africa. He was British Ambassador to Latvia from 2005-07, receiving a CVO (Commander of the Royal Victorian Order) for his work on the Queen’s state visit in 2006.