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

A snap of the #pitzhanger team enjoying themselves at our Staff and Volunteer party last week. Thank you to all who came for making it such a lovely evening!

Thank you @eddyfrankel @TimeOutLondon for including Es Devlin: Memory Palace in your Eight Amazing Autumn Museum Exhibitions today! We're in great company with exciting shows also opening @britishmuseum @MuseumofLondon @V_and_A @illustrationHQ @sciencemuseum + @DesignMuseum

Enjoyed our Anish Kapoor exhibition and want to see more? Make sure you visit his ArcelorMittal Orbit @AMOrbit - UK’s tallest sculpture and icon of @London2012 Olympic Games - for sweeping views over London!

This is SO disingenuous from @michaelgove He is intelligent enough to be ashamed. The EU have negotiated a deal framed by BRITISH red lines (re CU, SM, NI). He cannot stamp his feet and shout for them to move - unless he moves. Ball in his court.

EXC: On Sky News now: we’ve obtained a “sensitive” internal Whitehall slide which makes sober reading about the first month of a no deal brexit. It warns of
- “consumer panic”
- “law and order challenges” in NI
- security gaps
- Brits abroad return

Produced before BJ became PM

Hey @realDonaldTrump, if you were triggered by the UK ambassador’s comments, you’re gonna do your nut when you find out what @BorisJohnson said about you
(Projection location: Big Ben)

The first ever Late at Pitzhanger is just a few weeks away! Get you tickets now and read all about it on @wallpapermag's article of the best events during @LFArchitecture

So far... in these elections the combined tally for the two parties in favour of no deal, the Brexit Party and UKIP amounts to 35% - combined tally for the pro Second Referendum parties is 40%.

The Manor lift is now back up and running, and the Manor and Gallery are both fully accessible again. Apologies for any inconvenience caused while it was broken.

We made chocolate Easter Eggs today at the #Rickyard in #WalpolePark. Thank you to @EalingChocs for sharing tricks of the trade with our lovely group of families.

Celebrate the 215th anniversary of John and Eliza Soane's first hot dinner 🍲 at Pitzhanger with a special supper club at Soane's Kitchen and Director's tour of Pitzhanger. Tickets here:

I am no longer a member of the Conservative Party. So I can be blunt where previously I might have been discreet. The PM’s head of communications Robbie Gibb is a hard Brexiter who wants to destroy the PM’s new search for a cross party compromise.

You can now see the Time Capsule burial which rounded out our Opening Weekend on YouTube!

We are hiring! Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is looking for a full-time Communication Manager - think it could be you? Check all all the details here:

From chocolate-making to marbling, architecture and art -we have plenty of exciting talks and workshops for big and little people this Spring - book now

Another busy day in the Manor and Gallery for our third Ealing residents day - come along!

Sneak peak of the gorgeous Pitzhanger shop - it’s all coming together! Just 6 days to go until #PitzhangerOpening 🎉

What do Sandycombe lodge and Pitzhanger Manor have in common? Sandycombe was built by the artist J.M.W.Turner and Pitzhanger by the architect Sir John Soane. Both were Professors at the Royal Academy, both were good friends, good anglers, and both visited each other’s homes.

Great weekend coverage of @Pitzhanger in @theTimes (final conclusion ’Wow’) @TelegraphLuxury & @thesundaytimes - must be opening soon!