Sir Peter Westmacott, KCMG, LVO became British Ambassador to the United States in January 2012.
This is his second posting in Washington, having previously served as the British Embassy’s Counsellor for Political and Public Affairs in the mid-1990s.
Prior to his service as Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Westmacott served as the British Ambassador to France—from 2007 to 2011—and as Ambassador to Turkey starting in 2002.
Ambassador Westmacott’s forty-year career in the British Diplomatic Service has included postings in Tehran and Brussels, time as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Director for the Americas, and a seat on the board of the Foreign Office as Deputy Under Secretary. In addition, Ambassador Westmacott served as Deputy Private Secretary to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales from 1990 to 1993.
Ambassador Westmacott will be discussing the opportunities for trade and investment between the UK and Texas which will include a question and answer session.
BABC Member Gordon Quan, Co-Chairman of FosterQuan, LLP will emcee the event and serve as moderator of the question and answer period. Event sponsors are Advancial Federal Credit Union, Turner & Townsend and FosterQuan, LLP. The event is open to the public. Costs and registration are available at http://www.babchouston.org/
About BABC Houston:
BABC Houston is a 501 (c) 6 not for profit membership driven organization. The mission of BABC Houston is to build UK/US business, cultural and educational relationships.