Sir Richard Stagg is a former member of the British Diplomatic Service. His last two roles were Ambassador to Afghanistan (2012-15) and High Commissioner to India (2007-11). His previous positions included Chief Operating Officer, Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to Bulgaria.
Sir Richard is currently the chairman of Rothschild India; chairman of Afghan Connection (a charity which supports education and cricket); and a Trustee of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation (which works in Afghanistan and Burma). He is also on the Advisory Board of the UK/India Business Council.