Rt. Hon. Mark Simmonds
Chairman, Advisory Board | Invest Africa
Rt Hon Mark Simmonds was until recently The Foreign & Commonwealth office Minister with responsibilities for Africa, the Caribbean, UK Overseas Territories, International Energy and Conflict Prevention. He served as a Member of the UK Parliament for 14 years.
He focussed on driving and facilitating inward investment into Africa across a range of key economic sectors. He has a strong knowledge of the economic and political composition of African Governments, countries and regions. He chaired the UN Security Council on two occasions.
He now has a number of International roles including: senior consultant to Kroll, Deputy Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council and Chairman of the advisory Board of the Global Investment platform Invest Africa, Senior Advisor to Farallon Capital, Non-Executive Director of African Potash and Chairman of the Counter-Extremism Project (UK).
He also has roles with not for profit organisations, including as Honorary Vice President of Flora & Fauna International. He is a Trustee of the British Institute in East Africa. He is a Member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council.