Mariot Leslie is a former British diplomat who has been UK Permanent Representative to NATO (2010-14), FCO Director General for Defence and Intelligence and a member of the UK’s Joint Intelligence Committee. She has also headed the FCO’s Policy Planning Staff and been ambassador to Norway. Her earlier career included a two year secondment to the French Foreign Ministry as well as postings to Germany, Italy and Singapore.
Mariot is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, co-chair of the Advisory Board of the Scottish Council on Global Affairs, and a member of the Chatham House Nominations Committee and the Advisory Board of the Centre for European Reform. She is also a director of the Scottish American Investment Company.