Lord Kim Darroch is a retired UK civil servant and life peer in the House of Lords.
His diplomatic career spanned over 40 years, primarily focusing on national security issues and European policy.
Lord Darroch served as the British Ambassador to the United States (2016-2019).
Before Washington, he was National Security Adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron (2012-2015). In that role, he oversaw issues such as the rise of Daesh in Iraq and Syria, Russian aggression in Ukraine, and the collapse of government authority in Libya.
In addition, he worked in senior roles on UK-EU policy and multilateral negotiations, including spells as Permanent Representative to the European Union (2007-2011) and as EU Adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair (2004-2007).
Earlier in his career, Lord Darroch worked in a wide range of positions and policy specialities, including Private Secretary to Minister of State for the Middle East, Head of the Adriatic Department during the Dayton Accords negotiations, and as Head of the News Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
In addition to his two ambassadorial postings, Lord Darroch completed tours in Brussels, Rome, and Tokyo.
In 1997, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) and a Knight Commander (KCMG) in 2008.
In 2019, he was made a life peer in the House of Lords.
An experienced executive with a background in policy analysis, government affairs, and public speaking, Lord Darroch is a regular and authoritative commentator and contributor across key media channels and published media.
As a keynote speaker, Lord Darroch is available to speak on topical subjects at conferences, seminars, and dinners related to Government, Politics and Foreign Policy.
- The Ukraine Crisis: Origins, Trajectory and Implications.
- Britain in the European Union: From Accession to Brexit and Beyond.
- America: The Rise and Fall of Donald Trump, prospects for America, and the state of UK/US relations.
- British National Security: From the Falklands to Afghanistan, why we sent British forces abroad.