Former Ambassador to Japan for the UK
David Warren was British Ambassador to Japan from 2008 to 2012, after a career in the British Diplomatic Service that focused on East Asian affairs, in which he served three times in the British Embassy in Tokyo as well as two years as head of the China Hong Kong Department in the Foreign Office in London (1998-2000). He retired from the Diplomatic Service in January 2013.
In addition to being an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), he is Chair of the Japan Society, a Visiting Professor at Sheffield and De Montfort Universities, a member of the Advisory Board of Migration Matters Trust, a pro-legal migration campaigning group, and an adviser to various companies. In August 2014, he became Chair of the Council of the University of Kent.