The Rt Hon Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon

GCMG KBE PC (Paddy Ashdown)

“Why the world will never be the same again

—and what we should do about it”

Paddy Ashdown was born in India in 1941 and educated in Ulster, Ireland. He served in the Royal Marines in Borneo, Persian Gulf and the Far East. In 1972, he joined the Foreign Office and was posted to the UN. In 1979 Paddy stood as Liberal Parliamentary candidate for Yeovil. In 1988 he was chosen as the Leader of the Liberal Democrats. Awarded a KBE in 2000 and made a Peer in 2001. Lord Ashdown was High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina and European Union Special Representative until 2006. He is on the Advisory Boards of the Good Government Group, Defence Strategies and Solutions and Silverline.