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

For the journalists/photographers who put themselves in harm's way.

Sorry to say, this is the UK Home Office immigration policy brilliantly shown in one cartoon. Well done @mortenmorland

Boris Johnson’s time is up. The only Number Ten party that matters now is his own leaving do. My @tortoise column

Today I issue the second in my series of dispatches as new Ambassador at Large to the Court of St Boris (sorry, I mean, St James), addressed to the President of the Small Island Developing State which I currently represent, "Sid" for short.🧵

I see the Home Office has been obliged to extend (and expand) the seasonal visa scheme for up to 40,000 overseas agricultural workers for a further three years..

NEW: Downing Street staff and Boris Johnson pictured drinking wine in the No 10 garden last May when the rest of the country was limited to meeting just one other person socially outdoors.

Via @guardian

Last week, CBBC’s Chair Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles had a meeting with Vice Minister PU Chun of the State Administration for Market Regulation, and was joined by CBBC #Members as part of our ongoing senior-level #advocacy programme.

Learn more: @sherardcc

Prof Chris Whitty taking no prisoners 👑

Today we say #Thankstoyou to #NationalLottery players and the ⁦@HeritageFundUK⁩ for all your support of ⁦@Pitzhanger⁩ ! We couldn’t have reopened without you 🙏

And thanks for giving our staff the opportunity to showcase a full spectrum of autumn outfits 🍁🍂

On 26th October, CBBC Chair, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles led a meeting between CBBC #Members and Chairman YI Huiman of the #China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

Learn more about the meeting here: @sherardcc

Julian Opie’s exhibition may have closed today, but we are delighted to reveal that our much-loved Curly hair (the LED walking figure outside) will remain until the end of the year, continuing to illuminate the forecourt throughout our winter season of events.


What are you up to this evening?

We’re hosting an exciting online event where writer and historian @DalrympleWill will be talking to @sherardcc about his life and work...

…and you can join us!!

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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!