Sir Roderic Lyne is an adviser to the Russia and Eurasia Programme. He was deputy chairman of the council of Chatham House from 2008 to 2016. From 1970 to 2004 he was a member of the British Diplomatic Service.
Sir Roderic was British ambassador to the Russian Federation from 2000 to 2004; UK permanent representative to the World Trade Organization, the UN and other international organizations in Geneva from 1997 to 2000; and private secretary to the prime minister for foreign affairs, defence and Northern Ireland from 1993 to 1996.
From 1986 to 1987 he was a visiting research fellow at Chatham House. Since retiring from the Diplomatic Service, Sir Roderic has served as a non-executive director or consultant to a number of international businesses and as chairman of the governors of Kingston University.
He writes and lectures frequently on Russia, and was a co-author of the Chatham House Report, The Russian Challenge, published in June 2015.
- Russia’s domestic and foreign policy
|2000 - 04||British Ambassador to the Russian Federation|
|1997 - 2000||UK Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization, the UN and Other International Organizations in Geneva|
|1993 - 96||Private Secretary to the Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Northern Ireland|
|1990 - 93||Head of the Soviet and Eastern Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office|
|1987 - 90||Head of Chancery, British Embassy in Moscow|
- Russian (broadcast standard); French (not broadcast standard)
- When is the Right Time to Negotiate with Russia Over Ukraine? 24 March 2014
- Ukraine Crisis Highlights a Critical Gap in European Security 28 February 2014