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Sir David Warren

Chair of the Council, Lay member



David Warren was British Ambassador to Japan from 2008 to 2012, after a career in the British Diplomatic Service that focused on East Asian affairs, in which he served three times in the British Embassy in Tokyo as well as two years as head of the China Hong Kong Department in the Foreign Office in London (1998-2000).   He retired from the Diplomatic Service in January 2013.  He is now Chair of the Japan Society of the UK, an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), and a Visiting Professor at Sheffield and De Montfort Universities.    He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Migration Matters Trust, a pro-legal migration campaigning group, and an adviser to various companies.

Sir David is Chair of the Council. He also chairs the Lay Nominations and Remuneration Committees and is a member of the Finance and Resources and Honorary Degrees Committees.

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