Robert Holmes Tuttle served as U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s from July 2005 to February 2009. A businessman with extensive experience in the private sector, Ambassador Tuttle is Co-Managing Partner of Tuttle-Click Automotive Group, one of the nation’s larger retail automotive companies.
Ambassador Tuttle has served on the boards of several prominent civic organizations, including the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation, the USC Annenberg School for Communication, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, where he was Chairman from 2001 to 2004.
Ambassador Tuttle began a second career in the public sector when he joined the White House staff in 1982 as Special Assistant to President Reagan. In 1985, President Reagan appointed him Director of Presidential Personnel, a position he held until the end of the administration. By Presidential Appointment, Ambassador Tuttle served on the Board of Directors of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for four years. He is currently serving as Co-Chairman of the Pacific Council on International Policy and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy.
A California native, Ambassador Tuttle graduated from Stanford University and received his MBA from the University of Southern California.