Lord Mark Sedwill

Chairman, Atlantic Future Forum


Mark Sedwill, Baron Sedwill of Sherborne KCMG FRGS, is Chairman of the Atlantic Future Forum and a member of the UK Parliament’s House of Lords. He was Chairman of the G7 Panel on Global Economic Resilience (2020-2021), cabinet Secretary & Head of the Civil Service (2018-2020), national security Adviser (2017-2020), permanent Secretary at the Home Office (2013-2017), and HM Ambassador and NATO Representative in Afghanistan (2009-2011). Before that he had a diplomatic and security career serving in Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan. He was also CEO of UKvisas (2005-2008).

Educated at St Andrews and Oxford Universities, Lord Sedwill is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the Institute of Directors, and the recipient of several awards and honours for national and international public service. He is president of the Special Forces Club and Senior Independent Director and Deputy Chair of Lloyd’s of London and has several charitable interests.