Ambassador Paul Beresford-Hill, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, is a distinguished international educator who holds postgraduate degrees from both Oxford University, UK, and Columbia University in New York. He has enjoyed faculty appointments at both institutions. He is currently the Director General of the Mountbatten Institute, a business school which specializes in international training and internships. He is also the Chairman of the English Speaking Union of the United States. He was previously Headmaster of the Anglo-American International School in New York, and also served as Principal of the Bangkok Patana School, the British International School in Thailand. While at Oxford he was a Research Associate in the Department of Education and Senior Member of Wadham College. Ambassador Beresford-Hill is currently a Visiting Professor in the School of Business at St. Mary’s University, London, UK. He is a trustee of the Lehman College Foundation, part of the City University of New York, and served as Chairman of the Foundation of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland from 2010-2015.
In 2018 Ambassador Beresford-Hill was honoured by Queen Elizabeth with an appointment as honorary Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his contribution to international education and British American cultural relations. The Ambassador is married to Kathryn Elizabeth and they have two grown sons.
He was appointed Permanent Observer of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations
in New York in June 2019.