Why Jeremy Hunt’s ambassador scheme will not work

Press quote (The Financial Times)
31 October 2018

Ian Bond, a former UK diplomat now at the Centre for European Reform, says: “I have many American career diplomat friends who have despaired of having to work for ambassadors whose sole qualification is they have given money to the president.”
...“Successful CEOs are likely to demand higher salaries than career officers, reflecting what they have been paid in the private sector. So why work your way up from being a junior diplomat to being ambassador, only to be paid less than someone coming in from the outside with no experience?” says Mr Bond.