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Politics & press news – Embassy 59

Reshuffle of top UK envoys

It’s been a game of musical chairs at the FCO following the election with some heavyweight mandarins changing posts.

Sir Mark Lyall Grant has taken over as National Security Adviser, while former Chief Operating officer Matthew Rycroft has succeeded him in New York.

Departing security adviser Sir Kim Darroch is likely to succeed Sir Peter Westmacott in Washington. Sir Simon McDonald returns to HQ as PUS, while HMA to Beijing Sir Sebastian Wood has moved to Berlin.

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