Sir Roger was President of Boeing UK from 2005 to 2014. He is the Senior Independent Director at F and C Investment Trust plc, the oldest investment trust in the city, and a non-executive director of ITM Power plc, a clean energy company based in Sheffield. He is non-executive chairman of Over-C Ltd, a small high tech company in the telecoms sector, and strategic adviser to ARDC(UK) Ltd, a property development company.
He is a trustee and director of the National Centre for Universities and Business ( NCUB) and was one of the Prime Minister’s honorary Ambassadors for British Business from 2009 to 2015. He is a trustee of the Royal United Services Institute ( RUSI), the London based think tank, and President of the Air League, a charity and lobby group in the aerospace sector.
In an earlier career in HM Diplomatic Service, he was British Ambassador to Brazil from 1999 to 2004 and to Sweden from 1995 to 1999. He was an Assistant Under Secretary of State in the FCO from 1991 to 1995 and served in earlier years at Embassies in Washington, Brussels ( UK Representation to the European Communities) and Moscow. He was a private secretary to the Foreign Secretary from 1982 to 1984.
Educated at Oxford University. He was a visiting fellow in international relations at Harvard in 1984-5. He holds an honorary doctorate in engineering from Sheffield University, and is an honorary fellow of the Institution of Engineering Designers.