Sir David Logan was British Ambassador to Turkey from 1997-2001 and also served at the British Embassy there between 1965-1969. He is a fluent Turkish speaker.
For most of his career, he specialised in east-west relations and in defence policy and served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassies in Moscow and Washington.
In London, his appointments included Assistant Under Secretary of State for Central and Eastern European Affairs, and subsequently for Defence Policy.
Since retirement from the FCO, he has been Director of the Centre for Studies in Security and Diplomacy at Birmingham University, a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and Chair of the British Institute at Ankara.
Sir David has also been director of, and consultant to, British, Russian and Turkish companies including HSBC, Thames Water and Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel.
Sir David deals with Turkey and the Turkic world on a regular basis and provides expert comment on contemporary events in the region.