Reflections on the Arab Spring Ten Years On

Sir Geoffrey Adams
Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Sir Geoffrey Adams was the British Ambassador to Egypt from September 2018 to August 2021. Sir Geoffrey joined the diplomatic service in 1979. Prior to his appointment to Egypt, he was British Ambassador to the Netherlands and UK Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) from 2013 to 2017.

He previously served in Egypt from 1998 to 2001 as Deputy Head of Mission. His other postings have included Director General (Political) at the FCO, Director for Middle East and North Africa, British Ambassador to Iran, Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Consul General in Jerusalem, European Secretariat at the Cabinet Office, First Secretary and Head of Political Section in Pretoria/Cape Town, Private Secretary to the FCO Permanent Under-Secretary, Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris, and Third later Second Secretary (Political) in Jedda.