Member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border
Educated at Oxford. Formerly with the Black Watch and the Diplomatic Service. 2000-02, walked 6,000 miles across Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal. 2003, Coalition Deputy Governor, southern Iraq. Set up the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, Afghanistan; former Director, Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy, and the Ryan Professor of Human Rights, Harvard University. Member of the UK Parliament for Penrith and the Border; Member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. Author of three books. OBE (2003).