Lead Non Executive Director

Miranda Curtis

Miranda Curtis


Miranda Curtis was appointed as Lead Non Executive Director at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in April 2017.

Miranda’s expertise is in building multinational leadership teams, the negotiation and oversight of international joint ventures, and cross-border deal making.

She spent her executive career in international media and telecoms, with over 20 years at Liberty Global. She was responsible for Liberty Global’s investments across Europe and Asia, most particularly the partnership with Sumitomo Corporation that created J:COM, Japan’s leading broadband cable group.

In 2010 Miranda led the multi-billion dollar sale of Liberty’s Japanese interests. She joined the board of Liberty Global in 2010, and of Liberty Latin America in 2018.

Miranda was a Non-Executive Director of Marks and Spencer Plc from 2012 until 2018.

Her current roles include:

  • Deputy Chair the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Deputy Chair of Garsington Opera
  • Trustee of the Institute for Government
  • Chair of Camfed (The Campaign for Female Education)

Lead Non Executive Director

As the FCO’s Lead Non-Executive Director. Her role is to:

  • support the Secretary of State in his role as Chair of the FCO’s Supervisory Board
  • provide an independent and objective perspective on Supervisory Board business including providing advice and challenge on FCO capability and performance against the FCO Business Plan; and on the FCO’s compliance with government-wide policies and initiatives
  • provide ongoing feedback to Board members on the performance of the Board including leading on formal evaluation of the Board’s performance
  • lead the FCO’s Non Executive team, meet regularly with other Departments’ Non-Executive Directors and liaise with the government’s Lead Non-Executive.

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