Tom Fletcher


After four years as foreign policy adviser to three Prime Ministers, and four representing the UK as Ambassador to Lebanon, Tom is now a Visiting Professor at New York University, and chair the International Advisory Council of the Creative Industries Federation, promoting Britain’s most dynamic and magnetic sector overseas. He is an Honorary Fellow of Oxford University, and an Advisor to the Global Business Coalition for Education and theEmirates Diplomatic Academy. In 2018 he co-founded The Foundation for Opportunity, which supports good people doing good things in public life, and is Project Director of Towards Global Learning Goals - a network that aims to create greater equality of opportunity, to develop the skills needed to thrive in a new economy, and to make it easier for people on the move to adapt. Tom recently led a review of British diplomacy for the UK Foreign Office, and on the future of the United Nations for the UN Secretary General. Plus a report on what skills the next generation need to thrive in the 21st century. His book on the future of statecraft, ‘The Naked Diplomat: Power and Politics in the Digital Age’, was published in June 2016 by Harper Collins.