Elected: 2021
Discipline: Professional, Educational and Public Sector Leadership
Dame Mariot Leslie


Mariot Leslie is a former British diplomat with wide experience in Europe, Asia and multilateral diplomacy. She has been UK Permanent Representative to NATO, Ambassador to Norway, member and alternate chairman of the British Government’s Joint Intelligence Committee and FCO Director General of Defence and Intelligence. She is an associate fellow of the Europe programme at Chatham House and a member of the advisory boards of the Centre for European Reform and the Royal United Services Institute. She is based in Scotland and is currently a member of the Scottish First Minister’s Standing Council on Europe, and a director of the Scottish American Investment Company.