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Sir Kim Darroch presented his credentials to President Obama as Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the United States on 28 January 2016.
Kim’s diplomatic career spans three decades and has been primarily focused on national security issues and European Union policy.
Kim served as National Security Advisor from January 2012 to September 2015, acting as Secretary of the National Security Council and leading the National Security Team on issues such as the rise of Daesh in Iraq and Syria, Russian aggression in Ukraine, the nuclear threat from Iran and the collapse of government authority in Libya.
Prior to his appointment as National Security Adisor, Kim served in Brussels as the UK Permanent Representative to the European Union from 2007 to 2011, representing UK interests in areas such as enlargement, the aftermath of the financial crisis, and the issues around European integration.
From 2004 to 2007, Kim served as EU Advisor to the Prime Minister and Head of the Cabinet Office European Secretariat.
In 1997, he was appointed a Companion of Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG), and as a Knight Commander (KCMG) in 2008.