|Simon Paul Collis|
|Collis at Chatham House in 2013|
|British Ambassador to Iraq|
|Preceded by||Michael Aron|
|British Ambassador to Syria|
|Preceded by||John Jenkins|
|Succeeded by||Embassy closed|
|British Ambassador to Qatar|
|Prime Minister||Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani|
|Preceded by||David MacLennan|
|Succeeded by||Roddy Drummond|
|Born||23 February 1956|
|Alma mater||Christ's College, Cambridge|
He has held posts in Bahrain, Tunisia, India, Jordan, Dubai, and Basra. He was Consul General in Basra between 2004 and 2005. He took up his present post after being British Ambassador to Qatar between 2005 and 2007, and British Ambassador to Syria between 2007 and 2012. He left Syria in February 2012, after the British Government withdrew their staff there.
Collis was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to British interests in Iraq and Syria.
- "Our Ambassador". Iraq: British Embassy, Baghdad. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
- "Our Ambassador - Career History". Iraq: British Embassy, Baghdad. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
- Simon Collis' interview with Forward Magazine
- Collis' web journal, launched 26 September 2011 on the FCO's Global conversations website
|British Ambassador to Qatar
|British Ambassador to Syria
|British Ambassador to Iraq