Sir Peter Westmacott

Former British Ambassador to the United States

Sir Peter Westmacott was British Ambassador to the United States from 2012-16.  He then spent a semester at the Harvard Kennedy School as a Fellow at The Institute of Politics and Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center.

Sir Peter Westmacott was previously Ambassador to France from 2007-12, and Ambassador to Turkey from 2002-06 where he was closely involved in negotiations attempting to bring Turkey into the EU.

Sir Peter’s 40-year career in the British Diplomatic Service also included four years in Iran (before the Revolution) and an exchange position at the European Commission in Brussels. He was the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Director for the Americas from 1997-2000, before taking a seat on the board as Deputy Under Secretary from 2001-2001.  From 1990-93, he was Deputy Private Secretary to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

He is now a distinguished Ambassadorial Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Vice Chairman of Tellus Martix LLP, an Independent Non- Executive Director of Ernst & Young LLP and an advisory director of Glasswall Holdings, Campbell Lutyens PLC, Tikehau Capital and Signum LLP.

Amongst the many themes he covers Sir Peter Westmacott talks about Politics, International Relations, Europe, Brexit, Iran, Turkey and The Trump Administration.

To book Sir Peter Westmacott as the politics speaker for your corporate event, function or private occasion, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

  • Business Speaker
  • Geopolitics
  • US Election
  • Politics Speaker
  • International Relations
  • US-Global
  • EU/Brexit