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Former Chief of Civil Service Lord Sedwill Joins BAE . Board

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Former Chief of Civil Service and Ambassador to Afghanistan, Lord Sedwill, joins BAE . Board

Well-informed: Lord Sedwill to become a non-executive director of BAE in November

A former head of the Civil Service joins BAE’s board.

Lord Sedwill, who worked for Prime Ministers Theresa May and Boris Johnson, will become a non-executive director of the UK’s largest defense company in November. The job usually comes with a fee of £85,000 per annum.

In his last decade in public service, he was British Ambassador and NATO Representative to Afghanistan, Political Director of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Secretary of Home Affairs.

That period culminated in his serving as national security adviser from 2017 to 2020 and cabinet secretary from 2018 to 2020.

His appointment comes as the heightened tensions around the world caused by the war in Ukraine have led to a rise in government spending on defense.

BAE said Sedwill’s international experience would be vital to BAE in the current climate.

Chairman Sir Roger Carr said: ‘He is respected worldwide. He will bring well-informed geopolitical and economic perspectives to the board.”

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