Lord Mark Sedwill

Lord Mark Sedwill

Chair of Geopolitical Advisory and Saudi Arabia

Mark Sedwill, Baron Sedwill of Sherborne GCMG FRGS LLD, is a member of the Rothschild & Co Supervisory Board and Chair of their Geopolitical Advisory and Saudi Arabia businesses. He is a cross-bench member of the House of Lords, and a non-executive director of Lloyd’s of London and BAE Systems.


Lord Sedwill is Chair of the Atlantic Future Forum and chaired the 2021 G7 Panel on Global Economic Resilience. 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 British 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.


Educated at St Andrews and Oxford Universities, Lord Sedwill is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the Institute of Directors, an Honorary Fellow of Oxford University and of St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He is President of the Special Forces Club, a Trustee of IISS and member of the IISS Advisory Council, a Trustee of the RNLI, an Honorary Colonel in the Royal Marines, an Honorary Doctor of Laws of St Andrews University, and an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple. He is also the recipient of several awards and honours for national and international public service.

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