Julian King was appointed Director General of the Northern Ireland Office in November 2011. He chairs the NIO Management Board and is the department’s Accounting Officer.
Previous to his current post, Julian was Ambassador to Ireland from 2009 to 2011. He has served in a number of posts (Brussels, New York, Paris, Luxembourg, The Hague, Lisbon) as well as in London. From 2008 to 2009 he worked in the European Commission, on secondment, heading the Office of the British Commissioner. He was appointed CMG in 2006 and CVO in 2011, following the historic first state visit to Ireland by Her Majesty the Queen.
Director General of the Northern Ireland Office
The Director General of the Northern Ireland Office is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Northern Ireland Office’s objectives as set out in our business plan.