Sir Christopher Meyer was posted to Washington as British Ambassador towards the end of the Clinton Presidency. After an extended five year term, he returned to the UK and currently chairs the Press Complaints Commission.
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Sir Christopher Meyer was posted to Washington as British Ambassador towards the end of the Clinton Presidency. After an extended five year term, he returned to the UK and currently chairs the Press Complaints Commission. Whilst in the States, Christopher became deeply involved in several critical situations, from trade disputes to the aftermath of 9/11 and the 'war' against terrorism. He gave over 200 speeches, visited 44 states and 120 cities, and formally introduced Prime Minister Blair to President George W Bush. Christopher's subsequent account of life behind the scenes, DC Confidential, caused a huge amount of controversy.
Prior to his role in the US, Christopher served as Ambassador to Germany; press secretary to John Major; speechwriter to three Foreign Secretaries, and head of the political section of the Embassy in Moscow. He also served in Madrid and Brussels. Christopher is a wonderfully engaging speaker. Whether talking about the axis of power between Europe and America, the 2008 Presidential race, ambassadorial etiquette or the history of pop music (his favourite topic) - he speaks with enormous authority and a subtle mixture of refinement and irreverence.
Sir Christopher speaks Russian, French, Spanish and German - with varying degrees of ability. In 1998 he was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, by Her Majesty The Queen.
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