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Thursday 4 June 2020


Sir John Sawers

Executive Chairman of Newbridge Advisory and former Head of MI6

Since leaving public service in 2014, Sir John Sawers has been advising global companies and investors at the highest levels.

He will join us at Pi to share his views about where we are with the Covid crisis, how we can reset the economy in its wake and how the geopolitical outlook is evolving.

Sir John Sawers

John is Executive Chairman of Newbridge Advisory, which he founded in 2019 to advise corporate leaders on geopolitics and political risk. He is also a Non-Executive Director of BP.

He spent the bulk of his career in diplomacy and intelligence, culminating in being Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service, MI6 (2009-2014). Prior to that he was the UK’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Political Director of the Foreign Office, Special Representative in Iraq after the fall of Saddam, Ambassador to Egypt and Foreign Policy Adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair.

John studied at the universities of Nottingham, St. Andrews and Harvard.


Newbridge Advisory was founded to provide tailored advice and personal counsel to help corporate leaders and investors gain a better understanding of how geopolitics and political risk will impact on their business.