Transcript of interview: Lord Ricketts, 2016 - 2017
Scope and Contents
- 2016 - 2017
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Biographical / Historical
Ricketts joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1974, and his career included the following posts: Singapore, 1975-78; UK Delegation to NATO, 1978-81; FCO, 1981-86, Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary [Sir Geoffrey Howe], 1983-86; Washington [United States], 1986-89; FCO, 1989-94, Head, Hong Kong Department, 1991-94; Economic and Financial Counsellor, Paris, 1994-97; Deputy Political Director, FCO, 1997-99; Director, International Security, FCO, 1999-2000; Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, Cabinet Office (on secondment), 2000-01; Political Director, FCO, 2001-03; UK Permanent Representative, UK Delegation to NATO, 2003-06; Permanent Under-Secretary of State, and Head of Diplomatic Service, 2006-10; National Security Adviser, 2010-11; Ambassador to France, 2012-16.
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