BKWS were deighted when Peter Hughes OBE, kindly agreed to be a guest speaker as he has first hand experience of the issues which our Society hopes to address.
Peter was the British Ambassador in Pyongyang until 2011, having served there since July 2008. He joined the FCO in 1976 and was Head of the Korea Section, Far East & Pacific Department from 1994 to 1998.
He and served in Islamabad, Rome, Warsaw, Sydney, Castries, Colombo and Kabul before being appointed Ambassador to North Korea. Since 2011 he has served at the FCO.
Hughes was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours