Ian Collard


Dr Ian Collard began his role as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Panama in November 2013. Ian has more than a decade’s experience with the British diplomatic service, and has previously served at the United Nations Security Council in New York and at the British Embassy in Washington DC. Ian has represented the UK in international negotiations on topics including proliferation, piracy, conflict and terrorism and has provided policy advice about the UK’s foreign and security policy interests in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. In his role in Washington, Ian also represented the interests of the British Overseas Territories in their engagement with the government of the United States.

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to Panama

    • 2013 to 2017