Mark Lyall-Grant named as prime minister’s new national security adviser

UK’s representative to the UN Sir Mark Lyall-Grant will succeed Sir Kim Darroch as David Cameron’s national security adviser

By Sarah Aston

08 Jul 2015

Sir Mark Lyall-Grant is to replace Sir Kim Darroch as the prime minister’s national security adviser, it has been announced.

The current UK representative to the UN will take up the role in early September, when Darroch steps down after three and a half years in post.

Darroch has served as national security adviser since 2012, prior to which he held a number of senior roles in the diplomatic service.

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As security adviser, Darroch has helped the government respond to international events including the rise of Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq, and the Russian military intervention in Ukraine.
A spokesperson for Number 10 told CSW that Darroch would be moving on to another senior diplomatic post in due course, but declined to say what that role would be.


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