Romanian born Adrian moved to England in 1991, joining the civil Service straight from university, where he spent a proportion of his time stationed in the Foreign Office, among other appointments.

For several years from 2005, he played a key role in the day-to-day operation of British-Romanian Connections, a charitable organisation responsible for setting up British staffed summer schools in Romania.

A passionate classic car enthusiast, who also enjoys reading and music, Adrian has been involved with Alexandra Rose Charity since 2011.