Sir David Reddaway works as an adviser, board member and consultant in the private and university sectors. He is a Member of the Council of Goldsmiths’ College, London University, and Clerk of the Goldsmiths’ Company since January 2016. He previously served as British Ambassador to Turkey and to Ireland; High Commissioner to Canada; UK Special Representative for Afghanistan; and Charge d’Affaires in Iran, where he had first worked during the Iranian Revolution. He has also worked in Argentina, India and Spain. He was a Fellow at Harvard University and a volunteer teacher in Ethiopia. He read History at Cambridge and Persian at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.