New Permanent Secretary at BERR

Simon Fraser

SIMON FRASER is BERR's new Permanent Secretary.

Simon said: "It's a great privilege to be joining BERR. British business and the British economy are facing huge challenges. BERR has a vital role in helping the country come through the recession and in building a strong competitive economy for the future; restoring confidence and creating growth and jobs.

"I look forward to playing my part in this effort."

Simon has been director general for Europe and Globalisation in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office since early 2008, and is an executive member of the FCO Board. He has led on European and economic work in the Foreign Office, including the G20, and manages the network of British Embassies in Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.


Press release (03 April 2009): New Permanent Secretary appointed to Department for Business