Sir Geoffrey Adams - Lafayette Club Speaker
Sir Geoffrey Adams KCMG is a career diplomat. He was the British Ambassador to the Netherlands from 2013 – 2017. During his career he has been posted in Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Egypt and Paris. He was Consul General in Jerusalem (responsible for the UK's relations with the Palestinian Authority) and Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary (at the time the Rt Hon Jack Straw MP). From 2006-March 2009 Geoffrey was British Ambassador to Iran and following that served as Director, Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. He was subsequently Director General (Political) in the FCO (2009-2012): in that role he led the UK in the nuclear negotiations with Iran.
He will be giving us the context to the recent outbreak of protests across Iran and explaining what this means for the future of Iran and the wider region.