Dr Rhodri Williams

Member of Council


Rhodri is Head of International Public Policy at AIG, where he leads a wide-ranging programme of international thought leadership initiatives and partnerships on global issues. Prior to taking up his current position, Rhodri was Chief of Staff to the President and CEO of AIG in New York. 

He joined AIG in 2013 as Strategic Advisor to the CEO EMEA after a 23 year-career as a British diplomat, which included overseas postings to Austria (1992-96) and Jordan (2001-4) and a range of senior policy roles, latterly as a director and with a focus on South Asia and Afghanistan.

Rhodri joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from Oxford University, where he was Tutorial Fellow in Modern History at St Peter’s College and University Lecturer in Modern History (1985-1990), having earlier been a Lecturer in Politics at Balliol College and a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College.

Rhodri has M.A. and D.Phil. degrees from Oxford University and in 2021 qualified as a business coach with Meyler Campbell.

He has been a Senior Advisor to the due diligence firm Wallbrook Advisory Limited since 2018, a member of the Development Advisory Committee of Swansea University since 2015 and was appointed a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde in November 2022. From 2018 to 2022, Rhodri served on the Advisory Board of the Royal United Services Institute.