About Bob Peirce
Bob Peirce is a Los Angeles-based businessman whose strategic advice is pivotal to developing companies, within the United States and overseas. He is Founding Partner of Pond Partners in LA, a growth partner for companies who wish to expand into the US. Prior to this Bob had a long career in the British Diplomatic Service, with distinguished posts in China, Hong Kong, Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Following this, from 2005 until 2009, Bob then served as British Consul General in Los Angeles. During his diplomatic career he was Private Secretary to three British Foreign Secretaries (equivalent of the US Secretary of State): Sir Geoffrey Howe, Sir John Major and Lord Douglas Hurd.
He was a member of the Hong Kong Government in both the 1980s and again in the 1990s and from 1993 to 1997 was the Secretary responsible for Hong Kong’s external affairs under Governor Chris Patten. During this time he was directly involved in the negotiations with China that culminated in the handover of Hong Kong in 1997. Bob Peirce was the Chief Executive of the 1998 Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland. He drafted the 1999 report, which formed the basis of policing reforms in Northern Ireland following the 1998 peace agreement. In 1999, Bob became head of Political and Public Affairs at the British Embassy in Washington, DC.