Neil Crompton has been Director, Middle East and North Africa Department at the FCO since March 2015.
|Apr 2014 – Feb 2015||Deputy Political Director and Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, London|
|Jan 2012 – April 2014||Director for South Asia and Afghanistan, London|
|Deputy Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan|
|Jun 2007 – Dec 2011||Counsellor, Foreign and Security Policy Group, Washington|
|May 2005 – Jun 2007||Iran Coordinator, London|
|May 2003 – May 2005||Deputy Director, Iraq|
|Head, Iraq Policy Unit, London|
|May 1999 – May 2003||DHM Tehran, including one year as Chargé (Dec 01-Dec 02)|
|May 1997 – May 1999||Head, Iran Section, London|
|May 1995 – May 1997||Senior Research Officer, London|
|Pre-1995||Her Majesty’s Forces|
Director, Middle East and North Africa
The Director is responsible for policy towards the Middle East and North Africa, Iran through to Morocco. The job involves leading policy development and implementation in the FCO and London and the network of British Embassies and posts across the region, and chairmanship of the cross-Whitehall Middle East Regional board, which allocates CSSF and other funding across the region.