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.