Simon Gass, NATO's Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan

Haut représentant civil de l'OTAN en Afghanistan

  • Mis à jour le: 11 Apr. 2011 17:48

Professional

April 2009 - date British Ambassador, Tehran
  Key issues: Iran nuclear; regional affairs; human rights; bilateral negotiations
2004-2009 British Ambassador, Athens
  Key issues: Turkey/Cyprus; Balkans; EU affairs; consular matters
2001 -2004

Finance Director, Foreign and Commonwealth Office responsible for $2.6bn budget. Simultaneously member of FCQ Main Board

1998-2001 Deputy Head of Mission, Pretoria
1995-1998

Deputy then Head of FCD Department responsible for Intenal European Union Affairs including negotiation and ratification of Amsterdam Treaty

1992-1995 First Secretary EU/Economic, British Embassy Rome
1990-1992 Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State, FCO
1987-1990

First Secretary, Security Policy Department, responsible for national and NATO nuclear issues

Earlier postings include Greece and Nigeria

Personal

Languages: English, Greek. Some French, Italian and Farsi

Born 1956

Married, with three adult children