Sir Simon Fraser is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Flint. He works with clients on policy, political and regulatory issues in the UK and Europe. Simon is an influential public commentator on international affairs.
From 2010 to 2015 Simon was Head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service. As the UK’s senior diplomat he ran the global network of British embassies and was on the National Security Council.
In 2009-2010, as Permanent Secretary, Simon led the UK Department for Business (BIS) in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, playing a central part in planning for recovery.
Prior to that Simon was for four years Chief of Staff to the European Commissioner for Trade in Brussels. He was closely engaged in EU trade negotiations with the United States and China.
Simon is Deputy Chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and a member of the UK board of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
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Latest News, Media Coverage and Insight from Sir Simon
Flint Managing Partner, Sir Simon Fraser quoted in the New York Times about the Jersey fishing rights dispute. “This is the kind of old-fashioned dispute that the European Union was created to prevent…When you leave the European Union, you risk reopening them.”
Flint Managing Partner Simon Fraser talked to Sky News on the Jersey fishing rights dispute: “I thought the temperature of discussions on post Brexit disagreements was getting better and difficulties were being addressed. This shows that there are still many unresolved issues, particularly in fisheries. For fishing communities Brexit is lose, lose on both sides. It is the […]
The Integrated Review was billed as a radical overhaul of British foreign and security policy after Brexit. There are some important innovations, but much of it is sensible repackaging or reprioritisation of current policy in response to the acceleration of existing trends. Some hyperbole was inevitable; Britain is to be a “science superpower”, a “soft […]
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