Paul Williams


Paul Williams is the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Director Open Societies and Human Rights.


Year Role
2018 to 2020 Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
2015 to 2018 Multilateral Policy Director, FCO
2014 to 2015 Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2010 to 2013 Finance and Reform Counsellor, UK Mission to the United Nations, New York
2008 to 2010 Head of EU and G8 Foreign Policy, FCO
2007 to 2008 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London
2006 to 2007 Head of International Trade team, FCO
2005 to 2006 European Secretariat, Cabinet Office
2001 to 2005 Political Section, British Embassy, Berlin
1997 to 2001 EU Department (Internal), FCO

Previous roles in government

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Multilateral Policy Director