Dr Rachel Aron spent over 25 years as a UK diplomat gaining experience of top level policy-making and corporate leadership in Whitehall and abroad, including as UK Ambassador to Belgium. She is accredited to Ashridge Business School and leads coaching assignments for senior private sector executives.
Robert Brinkley CMG is a former UK High Commissioner to Pakistan (2006-9) and Ambassador to Ukraine (2002-6) with deep knowledge of Ukraine, Russia, Pakistan and Germany. He has wide experience supporting companies in emerging markets on international relations and government affairs and has built a consultancy and charity portfolio since leaving the Foreign Office.
Charles Crawford CMG is a communication consultant who has drafted speeches for members of the Royal Family, Prime Ministers and other senior figures. He gives masterclasses in negotiation technique and public speaking / speechwriting. He is an expert on central Europe, having served as UK Ambassador in Warsaw, Belgrade and Sarajevo.
Ahmet Erozan is a former Turkish Ambassador with extensive diplomatic and legal experience including with the Permanent International Secretariat of the Organisation of Black Sea Cooperation (BSEC), Permanent Delegation to the OECD, Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina and member of the Steering Committee for the Dayton Peace Agreement as well as holding senior positions within the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In July 2018 Ambassador Erozan was elected a member of the Turkish parliament representing the Iyi Party.
Dr Peter Gooderham CMG served during his diplomatic career in Brussels for NATO and Ambassador to the EU’s Political and Security Committee (PSC). He also served in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War, and twice for the UN as a member of the UK Mission in New York and as UK Ambassador to the UN in Geneva (2008-12). Following diplomatic service, he was a member of the Senior Directing Staff at the Royal College of Defence Studies and Director of the International Chamber of Commerce (UK).
John Macgregor CVO served as UK Ambassador to Austria; Permanent Representative to the UN in Vienna; UK Governor of the International Atomic Energy Agency; Ambassador to Poland; and Director General for UK Trade & Investment in Germany.
Colin Munro CMG was UK Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and UK Ambassador to Croatia. He is based in Vienna, consulting on European political and security issues.
John Buck served as UK Ambassador to Portugal, having previously been Head of Public Diplomacy, Head of the Government’s Communication and Information Centre during the Iraq War, and then FCO Director for Iraq. He then joined leading energy multinational BG Group as Group Director, Government and Public Affairs. At The Ambassador Partnership he specialises in the energy sector and also delivers training and coaching in negotiation, country branding and diplomatic skills.
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