The Rt Honourable Mark Simmonds

The Rt Honourable Mark Simmonds

The Rt Honourable Mark Simmonds


Rt Hon Mark Simmonds was The Foreign & Commonwealth office Minister
with responsibilities for Africa, the Caribbean, UK Overseas Territories,
International Energy and Conflict Prevention & Climate change. He served as a
Member of the UK Parliament for 14 years. He was also a Senior Advisor to
The Prime Minister David Cameron.

He focussed on driving and facilitating inward investment into Africa and the
Commonwealth across a range of key economic sectors including Clean
Technology, Extractives, Financial Services, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Energy
& Agriculture. He has a huge knowledge of the economic and political
composition of African & International Governments, countries and regions.
He Chaired the UN Security Council on two occasions.

He is involved in investing in Clean Technology and Innovation across sectors
including Hydrocarbons, Transport, Renewal Energy & Mining
He now has a number of international roles. Including Senior Advisor to an
International Investigation firm, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Global
Investment platform, Invest Africa, Senior Advisor to a Global Multi-Strategy
Hedge Fund, Senior Advisor to a large UK based Family Office. Chairman of
GIG Technology, Non-Executive Director for Lekoil & Advisory Board
Member of the Commonwealth Investment Council.

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 and Board Member of Engender Health. He is a Member of her
Majesty’s Privy Council.

Mark is married with 3 children.