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Sedwill, Mark Philip free

CMG 2008

Born 21 Oct. 1964; s of late Edward Peter Sedwill and of Mary June Sedwill; m 1999, Sarah-Jane Lakeman; one d

National Security Adviser, since 2017


Univ. of St Andrews (BSc Hons); St Edmund Hall, Oxford (MPhil)


Joined FCO, 1989; Second Secretary: Security Coordination Dept, FCO, 1989–91; Cairo, 1991–94; First Secretary: Resource Mgt Dept, 1994–96, ME Dept, attached to UN Special Commn, 1996–98, FCO; Nicosia, 1998–2000; Press Sec., FCO, 2000; Private Sec. to Sec. of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 2000–02; Dep. High Comr, Islamabad, 2003–05; Dep. Dir, Middle East and N Africa, FCO, 2005; Director: UK Visas, 2006–08; Internat. Gp, UK Border Agency, 2008–09; Ambassador to Afghanistan, 2009–10; NATO Sen. Civilian Rep. in Afghanistan, 2010–11; UK Special Rep. for Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2011–13; Dir Gen., Political, FCO, 2012–13; Perm. Sec., Home Office, 2013–17. UK Dir, American Acad. of Overseas Studies, 1987. FInstD 2011. FRGS 2010. DSM (USA) 2011; MSM (NATO) 2011


golf, squash, scuba diving, windsurfing, hill-walking, history, family and friends


Cabinet Office, 70 Whitehall SW1A 2AS


Special Forces; Kate Kennedy (St Andrews); Vincent’s (Oxford)