Peter Wilson, 20th May 2019 speaker
Peter Wilson CMG
British Ambassador to the Netherlands and UK Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
The Honourable Peter Wilson CMG was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in August 2017.
Prior to this, Peter Wilson was the Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the UK Mission to the UN, New York, He has served as Asia Pacific Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London where he covered North and South East Asia, and Australasia from November 2010 and has also served as Director of Strategy for the FCO in 2010.
Ambassador Wilson’s postings have included service at the British Embassy in Beijing, China where he was Political Counsellor from 2007 to 2010 and Second Secretary, Commercial from 1995 to 1998. He has also been posted as Political Counsellor in Islamabad (2005 to 2006) and ran the European Parliament Team at the UK Representation to the European Union in Brussels from 1999 to 2002.
Ambassador Wilson was a member of the British Trade Commissioner Leon Brittan’s Cabinet in 1999. He was Head of the Strategic Policy Team for the FCO in London (2003 to 2005) and served as an Assistant Desk Officer, European Institutions at the FCO from 1992 to 1993.
He is fluent in Mandarin and French, and speaks some Portuguese, has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and a Bachelors in Modern History from Oxford University.
Ambassador Wilson is married to Mónica Roma Wilson. They met during their time working for the UK and Portuguese Governments respectively, at the EU in Brussels. Mónica is a lawyer, specialising in international law. They have three children.