Lesley Simm

From Wikispooks
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Person.png Lesley Simm Companies House Company Dircetor Check OpenCorporates PowerbaseRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(academic, “terror expert”, deep state operative?)
BornOctober 1952
Alma materNottingham University, London University
Founder ofInstitute for Statecraft, UK/Council on Foreign Relations
Member ofInstitute for Statecraft, UK/Council on Foreign Relations
InterestsIslamic Terrorism

Employment.png UK/Council on Foreign Relations/Director

In office
16 February 2010 - 1 July 2013
Preceded byGary George Gray

Employment.png Institute for Statecraft/Director

In office
23 November 2006 - 8 August 2012

Lesley Simm co-founded both the Institute for Statecraft (in 2006) and the UK/Council on Foreign Relations.


Simm graduated from Nottingham University with a BA in History and Art History. She worked as a post-grad at London University,


"Lesley worked in Iran for the British Council and then, after a hasty departure from Iran in 1979, she moved to East Africa, working in Somalia and Tanzania. Lesley lectured in the UK for some years, leading a key academic area in her college, then, on her return to the Horn of Africa, she spent two years researching in Ethiopia, focussing on the management (and sharing) of water resources in the Nile Basin. Returning to the UK in 2000, Lesley worked for the Diocese of Winchester for three years, restructuring partnership links between the Diocese and the African Provinces (Burundi, Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and, also Burma)."[1]

She was a director of the Institute for Statecraft for almost 6 years.


57px-Notepad icon.png This is a page stub. Please add to it.