Sir Roderic Lyne has been deputy chairman of the Council of Chatham House since 2008. 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)