Kim Darroch

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Sir Kim Darroch
KCMG
United Kingdom National Security Advisor
Incumbent
Assumed office
23 January 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Sir Peter Ricketts
Her Britannic Majesty's Permanent Representative to the European Union
In office
July 2007 – 23 January 2012
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
David Cameron
Preceded by Sir John Grant
Succeeded by Sir Jon Cunliffe
Personal details
Born (1954-04-30) 30 April 1954 (age 60)
Profession Diplomat

Sir Nigel Kim Darroch, KCMG (b. 30 April 1954) is a senior British diplomat. Effective January 2012, he is the government's National Security Advisor.[1]

On 24 June 2011, Number 10 announced that Darroch would replace Sir Peter Ricketts as National Security Advisor in January 2012, with Sir Jon Cunliffe selected as Darroch's replacement as Permanent Representative to the European Union.

Educated at Abingdon School and Durham University, Darroch joined the diplomatic service in September 1980,[2] and has served in a number of posts including Director-General, Europe (head of Europe policy), and as Head of the Cabinet Office European Secretariat served as the Prime Minister's principal advisor on European affairs. He was appointed a Companion of Order of St. Michael & St. George (CMG) in the New Year Honours 1997,[3] and as a Knight Commander (KCMG) in the Birthday Honours 2008.[4]

Offices held[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Director-General, Europe of the
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

2003-2004
Succeeded by
Nicola Brewer
Preceded by
Sir Stephen Wall
Head of the
Cabinet Office European Secretariat

2004-2007
Succeeded by
Jon Cunliffe
Preceded by
Sir Peter Ricketts
National Security Advisor
2012-
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir John Grant
UK Permanent Representative to the European Union
2007-2011
Succeeded by
Sir Jon Cunliffe

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senior Diplomatic Appointments". Number 10. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 48673. p. 2. 1981-07-09. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 54993. p. 3. 1997-12-30. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58729. p. 2. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2009-08-16.

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