Rothschild & Co is pleased to announce that Lord Sedwill will join the firm as a Senior Adviser, effective January 2021. He will assist in advising Rothschild & Co on its strategic ambitions as well as helping to advise clients worldwide across its Global Advisory, Wealth & Asset Management and Merchant Banking businesses.
Commenting on the appointment, Robert Leitão, Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co said: “Lord Sedwill is recognised as one of the outstanding diplomats and public servants of his generation, and we are honoured that he has chosen to join Rothschild & Co as a Senior Adviser. Mark will bring a level of strategic perspective and measured judgement to enhance our group in the years ahead. His track record on the international stage speaks for itself and he will be a great asset to our business.”
Lord Sedwill retired from public office in September 2020, having served over 30 years in numerous UK and international positions under seven prime ministers, most recently as Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser. On his retirement, the Prime Minister appointed Lord Sedwill as Chair of the Atlantic Future Forum (a new international security, defence and trade conference) and Chair of the G7 Panel on Global Economic Resilience.
Lord Sedwill commented: “I am delighted to join Rothschild & Co. This is an outstanding institution with a proud history, strong values and an ambitious global agenda. I look forward to contributing to its continued success”.
Additional background on Lord Sedwill
Mark Sedwill, Baron Sedwill of Sherborne KCMG FRGS, is Chairman of the Atlantic Futures Forum, Chairman of the G7 Panel on Global Economic Resilience, and a member of the UK Parliament’s House of Lords. He was Cabinet Secretary & Head of the Civil Service (2018-20), National Security Adviser (2017-20), Permanent Secretary at the Home Office (2013-17), and HM Ambassador and NATO Representative in Afghanistan (2009-11). Before that he had a diplomatic and security career serving in Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan. He was also CEO of UKvisas (2005-08). Educated at St Andrews and Oxford Universities, Lord Sedwill is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the Institute of Directors, and the recipient of several awards and honours for national and international public service. He is President of the Special Forces Club and has several charitable interests.
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