Following Oxford and an early career at McKinsey & Company, William Hague became MP for Richmond, Party Leader, Foreign Secretary and Leader of the Commons. At the Foreign Office his portfolio covered events in Syria and Libya, the removal of British forces from Afghanistan, Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the terrorist threat and relations with the EU. He travelled more widely than any of his predecessors, and put added diplomatic focus on the UK export drive. In addition in the UK he led the talks that resulted in coalition with the Liberal Democrats. It is this combination of foreign and domestic roles gives him rare insight into the body politic and the causes behind growing global instability. As well as shining a light on geopolitical developments he explores the impact of economic developments,technological advancement, migration, demographic change and the growth of religious fundamentalism.
William has also built a reputation as a bestselling historian. He is also co-Founder, with Angelina Jolie Pitt, of Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.
He is also an accomplished raconteur (lauded by Hillary Clinton as the Beckham of after dinner speakers). He reveals his favourite tactics at Prime Minister’s Questions, the many and varied leadership styles he’s encountered, and the dangers of mixing together politicians, wine and the media. Feedback includes, “William was awesome. The perfect balance between humour and serious content.” ICBI