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

This is a very good letter regarding an inexcusably crass bit of politicking by the British government

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@EalingOnline @sherardcc @munirahmed4per1 You are welcome to use of these photos of the mayor’s visit to Pitzhanger on Sunday 📸 credit: Gill Shaw

So pleased to show the new Mayor of Ealing Councillor Munir Ahmed ⁦@munirahmed4per1⁩ the jewel in the crown of the Queen of the Suburbs ⁦@Pitzhanger⁩ Pitzhanger Manor

‘Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s seminal architect was inspired by Soane and neo classism and was probably as extravagant as he would be chauffeured around the island in a Rolls’ Great talk by @milesyoung with @sherardcc for @Pitzhanger on advertising , tech and farming cinnamon!

‘Soane housed statues of goddesses @pitzhanger as they reflected thought , reflection and inquiry ‘ Great talk by @bettanyhughes and @sherardcc discussing what we can learn from the classical world of architecture and literature.

Join @bettanyhughes online on 31 March to find out about the vivid history of the ancient goddess Venus and the enduring appeal of classical civilisation 🏛️

Launching #PitzhangerPerspectives, a new series of conversations with contemporary thinkers.

CBBC Chair, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles @sherardcc delivers a speech to the guests of #ChinaScotBusinessAwards & #ChineseBurnsSupper on the value of #China #Scotland collaboration.

A well-informed and balanced debate which surfaced many apposite audience questions. Thanks to @ChinaResearchGp and @TomTugendhat for inviting @sherardcc and @ChinaBritain to share your platform. #China #GlobalBritain

Watch @ChinaResearchGp's latest discussion with CBBC Chair, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles @sherardcc and @TomTugendhat, Chair of @ChinaResearchGp. #China #UKChina

In case you missed it: A conversation with Sherard Cowper-Coles of the @ChinaBritain and @TomTugendhat on topics including Hong Kong, human rights and the need for engagement.

This will be good. Different sides in UK's China debate rarely meet to discuss, but stay happily in own echo chamber.

I’m concerned about enforcement of an unjustified award of almost $50m by an #ElSalvador court against UK bank @HSBC. I have raised the case with El Salvador’s government, including foreign minister @CancillerAleHT. A major failure of justice would damage El Salvador's reputation

A message from @CMO_England Professor Chris Whitty on #coronavirus

#COVID19 is spreading across the country, putting many at risk and placing pressure on the #NHS

As we roll out vaccines, it is vital that we all continue to stay at home to:
▶️ protect the NHS
▶️ save lives

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