Distinguished friends

David Warren

Sir David Warren KCMG was British Ambassador to Japan from 2008 to 2012, having served twice before in the British Embassy in Tokyo during a 37-year career in the British Diplomatic Service, in which he concentrated on both East Asian affairs and on supporting British trade and investment worldwide. He was a director of the Government’s UK Trade and Investment agency for four years and a member of the FCO Board of Management, as Human Resources Director, from 2004 to 2007. He retired from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in January 2013 and has become a visiting professor at De Montfort and Sheffield Universities, as well as chairman of the Japan Society, the charity supporting UK/Japanese cultural, educational and business relations.