Sir Christopher Meyer

FORMER AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES

With thirty-seven years experience in the British Diplomatic Service, Sir Christopher Meyer’s career has consisted of being Ambassador to the United States between 1997 and 2003. This was during Bill Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies where he spent five and a half years in Washington making him the longest-serving British Ambassador to the USA since the Second World War. His time in this position coincided with 9/11, the wars in Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, and the preparation for war in Iraq.

Prior to this, Christopher has been Ambassador to Germany and had postings to the former Soviet Union, Spain and the European Union in Brussels. On top of these huge responsibilities he was also Press Secretary to Prime Minister Sir John Major, Press Secretary to Foreign Secretary, the late Lord Howe, and speech writer to three Foreign Secretaries, Anthony Crosland, James Callaghan and David Owen. Until March 2009 Christopher spent six years chairing the Press Complaints Commission.

Now a commentator on international affairs and the media he is widely recognised across television, radio and newspaper. Christopher shared with the world his time in the Diplomatic Service when he published DC Confidential in 2005. This was followed by Getting Our Way: 500 Years of Adventure and Intrigue: the Inside Story of British Diplomacy, the book was published in 2009 which led to it being created into a three-part TV series on BBC4. Christopher’s career continues to rocket, from making several documentaries to appearing in Inside The War Room: World War 3 and co-writing a six-part TV documentary series for Sky Atlantic.

Following his impressive services to The Diplomatic Service, Her Majesty The Queen appointed him a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1998. By 2003 he was appointed Court Assistant honoris causa by the Company and since 2013 he has been a Senior Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute.

Christopher is one of the most interesting speakers out there due to his completely unique career experiences. He captivates his audience’s attention with stories from his time in The Diplomatic Service from working with huge political names to what it was like during 9/11 and the wars. He has a huge area of expertise which can span over many topics from international affairs, British politics and Brexit to Peak performance, overcoming adversity and having drive and determination.

To book Sir Christopher Meyer as the politics speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below:

When at corporate events, Sir Christopher is known to cover the following topics:

  • International Affairs & The Media
  • British Politics
  • Brexit & The European Union
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity

“We have received more congratulations for the dinner with Sir Christopher than ever before.”
Merrill Lynch

“Christopher’s speech was extremely entertaining and also very interesting and topical.”
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for your suggestion of Sir Christopher Meyer as our speaker. He was a brilliant choice and was excellent on the night, totally engaging and charismatic. We have had nothing but glowing feedback on what a great speaker he was from both guests and home team. I’m only sorry I did not have more time to speak to him myself but that’s the way on evening like that! Please do pass on my personal thanks to Sir Christopher.”
Smith & Williamson

“Just wanted to let you know Sir Christopher was absolutely superb last night!  Really brilliant – sharp, funny, insightful, engaging – we enjoyed having him there tremendously. I will write him a proper thank you and cc you but just wanted to let you know before – excellent! Thank you for the great idea and getting him along.  Great job as always.  How will you top it again next year!??”
Jodie Oaks, VP – Global PE

“Sir Christopher did such a fantastic job, and is also such a lovely person! I really enjoyed meeting him (and got a photo with him J). I’ve already heard lots of great feedback from the attendees, and he was approached by a number of people onsite telling him how great his talk was.”
Diane MekieWorldwide Business Research Limited