Former British Ambassador to Belarus, Uruguay, and North Korea
John Everard served in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office for twenty-seven years, working in Austria, Bosnia, Chile, and China (twice). He served as Ambassador three times, in Belarus, Uruguay and lastly in the DPRK from 2006-2008. In 2010-2011 he was the Pantech Fellow at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center of Stanford University. In 2011-2012 he coordinated the United Nations Security Council Panel of Experts established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (dealing with sanctions on the DPRK). He has since written extensively for the media and broadcast, both on Korean issues and on international affairs generally.
He published a book Only Beautiful, Please in 2012 that described his experiences of living and working in the DPRK and discussed some of the challenges presented by that country.
John Everard holds an MA from Cambridge University, a diploma from Beijing University and an MBA from Manchester Business School.