Sir Simon Gass

Distinguished Fellow


Sir Simon Gass GCMG CVO is a British civil servant who most recently served as the Chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee from 2019 to 2023.

Sir Simon was the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Political Director from 2012 to 2015, where he was responsible for policy on the Middle East, Russia, Africa, South and Central Asia, the United Nations and other international institutions.

Before that he held a range of policy and senior management posts within the FCO, including NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan and British Ambassador to Iran and Greece.

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