Sir Mark Lyall Grant


Sir Mark Lyall Grant took up the role of Prime Minister’s National Security Adviser on 7 September 2015.

Previous roles in government

  1. National Security Adviser

    • 2015 to 2017
  2. Ambassador and Permanent Representative, UK Mission to the UN New York

    • 2009 to 2015


  1. Syria: 'It is the greatest regret of my time in New York that we failed to end the fighting and stop the humanitarian catastrophe in the region'
  2. "Countering violent extremism is one of the most pressing international challenges that we face"
  3. 'While we must all take steps to tackle extremism overseas, we cannot lose focus of our domestic responsibilities.'
  4. "The regional turmoil we are witnessing only reinforces the importance of resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict."
  5. "A political solution in Yemen remains the best way to counter the growing threat from terrorist groups"
  6. The United Kingdom welcomes the unanimous adoption of resolutions 2213 and 2214.
  7. "This Council must do its utmost to protect children and to give a strong voice to those most vulnerable."
  8. "We must not lose sight of how far Afghanistan has come in the past year."
  9. "EU-UN cooperation has proved its worth on many occasions."
  10. Latest UN report shows growing levels of human rights violations in Ukraine