As British Ambassador to the United States, it was Sir Christopher who first introduced Tony Blair to George W Bush. He previously served in Berlin, Brussels and Moscow, and was instrumental in building a new relationship with Putin's Russia. Sir Christopher now chairs the Press Complaints Commission, serves on the board of GKN and runs his own consultancy. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, by Her Majesty The Queen. As a speaker, Christopher is wonderfully engaging with a sharp insight and a wealth of anecdotes. He talks with authority about various aspects of worldwide affairs, the axis of power between Europe and America, Presidential etiquette and corporate business and risk.
- Michael is a wonderful speaker who appears on This Week with Andrew Neil and presents the Great British Railway Journeys and Great Continental Railway Journeys for BBC2.
- Former Foreign and Home Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons under Prime Minister Tony Blair, as well as Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary under Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
- Former Head of MI5 who pursued a policy of greater openness, allowing the public an insight into the responsibilities of the service.
Dame Stella Rimington