Rt. Hon. Mark Simmonds
Former Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister with responsibility for Africa, the Caribbean, Conflict Prevention and International Energy,
The Rt. Hon. Mark Simmonds was the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister with responsibility for Africa, the Caribbean, conflict prevention, international energy and ensuring the safety of British citizens around the world. He served as a Member of the UK Parliament for 15 years and chaired the United Nations Security Council on two occasions. He was appointed to Her Majesty’s Privy Council in February 2015.
The Rt. Hon. Mark Simmonds has traveled extensively throughout Africa and has a detailed knowledge of the political, economic and regional makeup of the continent. He has focused on enabling, facilitating and driving inward investment into Africa across a range of key economic sectors including financial services, hydrocarbons, infrastructure, energy, healthcare, real estate and agriculture.
He now has several international roles including as senior consultant to Kroll, Chairman of the advisory board of Invest Africa, Deputy Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and senior advisor to Bechtel. As well, the Rt. Hon. Mark Simmonds is Honorary Vice President of Flora and Fauna International.