Former UK Special Representative for Iraq
Sir David is a former British diplomat who began his career learning Arabic at MECAS in Lebanon and was then posted to Baghdad. Other postings include Sana’a, Brussels for the EU and New York for the UN. In 2000 he was appointed the first British Representative to the EU’s then brand new Political and Security Committee and in 2003 returned to Baghdad, later becoming the UK Special Representative for Iraq. His final posting was as the FCO’s Director General Defence and Intelligence and member of the Foreign Office Board. After leaving the FCO, he worked as a senior adviser for Bell Pottinger.