Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles

Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles


Sir Sherard Louis Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO is a British diplomat. From 2009 to 2010 the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

He worked briefly for BAE Systems’ as the International business development director, focusing on the Middle East and south-east Asia.  He is now a Senior Advisor  to HSBC’s Group Chief Executive Officer.

His first book Cables from Kabul was published by HarperCollins in 2011. It is a frank and honest memoir, which provides a unique, high-level insight into Western policy in Afghanistan. Ever The Diplomat, his second memoir, was also published by HarperCollins in 2013.  This entertaining and engaging memoir lifts the lid on embassy life throughout the world.

Sherard Cowper-Coles @sherardcc

It has to be in the interest of transparency that the enquiry into the conduct of the Home Secretary is published in full, so that opinion and reaction can be founded on fact rather than media gossip.

Here is Sir Philip Rutnam’s full statement in response to Sir Alex Allan’s findings on the Home Secretary’s conduct:

Afghanistan January 2009

Bacon bap hitting the spot on a rainy Saturday lunchtime!

Remember to tune in at 7pm tonight to the first event of #ChiswickBookFestivalOnline ! Listen to our Director @Gough_Clare_J talk about the new #Hogarth exhibition which opened to the public today! @W4BookFest

Sir John Soane would have been happy to see his country home reopen today on his birthday with Hogarth’s A Rakes Progress returned to the house after 200 years! 🎂

Our doors are finally open! We are so excited to be welcoming back visitors to the Manor and introducing our new exhibition Hogarth: London Voices, London Lives.

For more info about your visit and to book tickets visit our website:

Our new banners installed just in time for 1st day open to the public - & what a beautiful day it is. Can’t wait to welcome our visitors

Excited to be reopening @Pitzhanger 10 Sept with new exhibition Hogarth: London Voices, London Lives combining Hogarth w contemporary works

After a day or two of hard work with a crow bar and lump hammer, I’ve finally managed to complete this traditional step through style 😌 #farming #PeakDistrict #Derbyshire

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is looking to hire a freelance events expert to work with Pitzhanger on developing its venue hire business, reviewing and building on successes to date and identifying opportunities for growth.

Read the role description here:

Our amazing team of volunteer gardeners have been hard at work taming the roses in Soane's rustic colonnade before our first wedding this weekend 🌹

I'm 40, about to turn 41. If you'd asked me over the past two decades what the worst political decision/crisis of my lifetime was, I'd have said, without hesitation, the invasion of Iraq.

Until now.

Now, it's the (mis)handling of the coronavirus. Without a shadow of a doubt.

Honoured and delighted to be appointed. Ireland is a hugely important partner for the UK, as @BorisJohnson and @DominicRaab have noted in welcoming the new government.

Part 1 of the Pitzhanger Lecture ‘18 given by Yinka Shonibare CBE in conversation Professor Paul Gilroy is now available to watch online. The discussion about Shonibare’s work remains very relevant today, touching on race, class and cultural identity.

Thrilled to be voted by public the building that has most impacted their lives. @Pitzhanger brings ‘architectural pedigree & inventiveness’

Today I spoke to @ChinaBritain about the opportunities available for 🇬🇧 businesses to trade and invest in 🇨🇳!

🇨🇳 is 🇬🇧 5th largest 🌍 trading partner - I look forward to exploring new ways of increasing our trade flows in the years ahead.

#globaltrade #globalbritain @sherardcc

It is 56 years today - almost to the moment- since I decided there was no point in my trying to revise for my history GCE tomorrow, as I had done no work at all. So I should walk over to the flats, to ask Lin if she would go out with me. So here we are!