Andrew Wood was a British diplomat between 1961 and 2000, posted to Moscow 1964-66, 1979-82, and from 1995 to 2000 as Ambassador. He also served in Washington 1967-70 and 1989-92, and in Belgrade 1975-79 and from 1985 to 1989 as Ambassador. He worked with a number of UK based businesses with interests in Russia and other formerly Soviet countries between 2000 and 2014. He has been an Associate Fellow of Chatham House for the past dozen years, written a number of papers on questions related to Russia, and appeared on various media over that time.