Sir Simon McDonald looks forward to the first Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to be held in the UK since 1997.
Sir Simon McDonald
Sir Simon McDonald is the Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Sir Simon joined the British Diplomatic Service in 1982 and has served in Berlin, Jeddah, Riyadh, Bonn, Washington and Tel Aviv, and in a wide range of jobs in London.
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