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Nick WESTCOTT Managing Director Middle East and North Africa, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels


 Nick Westcott has been Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa in the European External Action Service, since September 2015. From February 2011 to September 2015 he was the Managing Director Africa in the EEAS. Prior to that he served as British High Commissioner to Ghana and non-resident Ambassador to the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo from January 2008 to January 2011, Chief Information Officer and Head of IT Strategy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 2002- 2007, Minister-Counsellor at the British Embassy, Washington (1999-2002), Deputy High Commissioner in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1993-6); and First Secretary Economic at the UK Representation to the EU in Brussels (1984-9). He has also held a number of jobs at the FCO in London, including Head of the Economic Relations Dept, in which role he was responsible for managing the Birmingham G8 Summit in 1998. He has a PhD in African studies from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in December 1998.