Sir David Warren

Chair, Nursing and Midwifery Council


David Warren was appointed Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in June 2021.   His previous career was in the British Diplomatic Service, from which he retired in 2013.    He was British Ambassador to Japan from 2008 to 2012, having focused on East Asian affairs in his career, in which he served three times in the British Embassy in Tokyo as well as two years as head of the China Hong Kong Department in the Foreign Office in London (1998-2000).

He was Chair of Council at the University of Kent, as well as an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), from 2014 to 2020.      He was Chair of the Japan Society from 2012 to 2018 and is also a member of the Board of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures at the University of East Anglia, a member of the Advisory Board of Migration Matters Trust, a pro-legal migration campaigning group, and a non-executive Director of Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust.