Stephen was a member of the British Diplomatic Service for 35 years. He worked closely with five British Foreign Secretaries and was Foreign Policy Adviser to Prime Minister, John Major.

His European experience includes five years as Head of the Foreign Office European Department;  two years as Britain’s Ambassador to Portugal; five years as UK Permanent Representative to the EU and four years as EU adviser to Tony Blair. 

He has written four books on Britain and the European Union. His latest book is Reluctant European: Britain and the European Union from 1945 to Brexit (2020). 

Stephen Wall was, for ten years, the Chair of Trustees at Cumberland Lodge.