A former Exhibitioner and Choral Scholar of Trinity College, Oxford, Edward Ferguson graduated with First Class Honours in Classics in 2001.
Joining the Graduate Fast Stream of the UK Ministry of Defence, he managed a programme to consolidate the MOD estate in Greater London and redevelop RAF Northolt from 2004 to 2006, then volunteered for an operational tour in 2006, serving as Political Advisor to a British Battlegroup in Iraq, after which he was tasked with the strategic management of the UK’s bilateral defence relations with the U.S., Canada and Western Europe.
He worked as Private Secretary to three Defence Secretaries from 2007 to 2009, then, in 2009, as Head of Afghanistan and Pakistan Policy. He served as Head of Defence Strategy and Priorities from 2011 to 2014, when – in 2013 – he graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with an MSc with Distinction in Strategy and Diplomacy. An Honorary Fellow of Exeter University’s Strategy and Security Institute, he was UK Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina from 2014-’18. Prior to his arrival in Belgrade, Ambassador Ferguson, a married father of three, served from 2018-2022 as Minister Counsellor for Defence at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.