Mr. Hammond-Chambers was born and raised in Scotland before emigrating to the United States in 1987 and earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at Denison University. As a new graduate in 1991, he worked for Advanced Telecommunications Corporation (ATC), managing a variety of clients with business interests in the Caribbean and Latin America. April 1993, he joined The Center for Security Policy, a defense and foreign policy think tank in Washington, DC, as the Associate for Development. The Center doing things goals goals by stimulating and informing national and international policy debates, particularly those involving regional, defense, economic, financial, and technology developments that bear upon the security of the United States .
He is also responsible for Bower Group Asia's defense and security practice. He is a on the Board of the Project 2049 Institute, and on the Advisory Boards of Redwood Partners International, The Sabatier Group, and the Pacific Star Fund. He is a Trustee of Fettes College and is a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. He has two daughters.