Director General for Digital and Media

Matthew Gould


In his previous role as British ambassador to Israel, he set up the UK Israel tech hub, which laid the foundations for the UK and Israel’s powerful tech relationship. He also led the Cabinet Office’s cyber security unit as its Director of Cyber Security and Information Assurance, focussed on keeping Britain safe from cyber attack.

Matthew’s previous roles also include serving as principal private secretary in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as private secretary for foreign affairs in the Prime Minister’s office.

Matthew has worked in Tehran, Islamabad, Washington and Manila. This international expertise will help the Government deliver its ambitions to help UK digital businesses expand across the world.

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Director General for Digital and Media

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to Israel

    • 2010 to 2015


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  1. Speech delivered by British Ambassador to Israel at Queen's Birthday Party

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  2. British Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould’s Speech at the British Embassy’s Remembrance Sunday Ceremony

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  3. Ambassador Matthew Gould speech to the Knesset

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  4. British Ambassador to Israel speaks in annual JPost diplomatic conference

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  5. The Queen’s Birthday Party Weizmann Institute, 3 June 2013

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