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Foreign Affairs Committee
This inquiry will consider how the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) develops and maintains the skills its staff need for the effective delivery of UK priorities. The inquiry will also consider how specialist skills are affected by the nature of career paths in the FCO, and whether the Diplomatic Academy is adequately sized and resourced.
Evidence given by Dr Peter Ammon, former Ambassador of Germany to the UK, The Hon. Alexander Downer, former High Commissioner of Australia to the UK, and Dr Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General, International Institute for Strategic Studies; Dr Catherine Fieschi, Director, Counterpoint, and Patrick Horgan, Regional Director, Northeast Asia, Rolls Royce plc (at approx. 3.45pm).
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
The Foreign Affairs Committee takes evidence from former ambassadors