Sir Nigel Broomfield
Sir Nigel Broomfield was educated at Haileybury College and Trinity College, Cambridge.
He served in the British Army from 1959 to 1968, after which, in 1969, he joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and served in Bonn, Moscow, Berlin and New Delhi. He was Ambassador to the German Democratic Republic 1988-90 and saw at first hand the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Between 1990 and 1992 Sir Nigel was under secretary of state (defence) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He returned to Germany as Ambassador to the newly unified country from 1993-97.
After retiring from the Diplomatic Service, Sir Nigel was director of the Ditchley Foundation 1999-2004 and was a non-executive director of TI Group 1998-2000 and of Smiths Group 2000-2007. He has served as a nonexecutive director to other companies in the telecommunications and real estate fields and is honorary President of the German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce in the UK.