Peter Hill joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1998 after a brief period as an academic at Oxford University. Before taking up his current role as Director of Strategy in the FCO, he worked in the Home Office where he was responsible for counter-terrorism and security powers and policy. Prior to that he worked at the independent Chilcott Inquiry into the Iraq conflict and for three years in the cabinet of the European Trade Commissioner, where he was responsible for trade negotiations with South Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific regions and EU economic issues. He has also worked on a range of security and multilateral issues in the FCO and overseas. In his current role Peter’s responsibilities include policy planning and the FCO’s engagement with the National Security Council. He is also head of the International Policy Faculty of the UK Diplomatic Academy and sits on the FCO Board, which is responsible for the management of the organisation.