Sir Tony Brenton has dealt with Russia at a senior level for the past 25 years. He served twice as a senior British diplomat in Moscow, the second of these as UK Ambassador 2004-8. His Diplomatic Service career, 1975-2008, also included key negotiations on the Middle East, the European Union and Climate Change.
He was in charge of the British Embassy in Washington DC throughout the Iraq war and dealt too with the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident and the establishment of the International Criminal Court. On leaving the Foreign Office he became a Fellow of Wolfson College Cambridge and a Senior Fellow at the Cambridge University department of Politics and International Affairs.
Sir Tony has held various consultancies and directorships including as an advisor to Lloyds Insurance Market and as a member of the Board of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. He has written books on environmental diplomacy and the Russian revolution and contributes regularly to media discussion on Russian issues.