Tom Fletcher – Keynote Speaker

Principal of Hertford College, Oxford University, former UK Ambassador, foreign policy adviser to three Prime Ministers, bestselling author and Oxford University’s youngest Head of House

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Specialist Subjects

  • Surviving the 21st century
  • Geopolitics
  • Leadership
  • Technology
  • Diplomacy in the digital age
  • Current Affairs


  • English


Principal of Hertford College, Oxford University, Tom Fletcher was previously the foreign policy adviser to three UK Prime Ministers (2007-11) and the UK’s Ambassador to Lebanon (2011-15). More recently he was a Visiting Professor at New York University (2015-20), advised the Global Business Coalition for Education, and chaired the International Advisory Council of the Creative Industries Federation. In 2018 he founded The Foundation for Opportunity which supports good people doing good things in public life.

Tom Fletcher led a review of British diplomacy for the UK Foreign Office in 2016, and on the future of the United Nations for the UN Secretary General in 2017. Plus a report in 2018 on the skills the next generation need to thrive in the 21st century.

He’s published three books. ‘The Naked Diplomat: Power and Politics in the Digital Age’ (Harper Collins, June 2016), ‘Ten Survival Skills for a World in Flux’ (Harper Collins, February 2022) and ‘The Ambassador’ (Canelo, August 2022).

Tom lives in Oxford with his wife and his two sons Charlie and Theo.

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