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Jonathan Faull

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Sir Jonathan Michael Howard Faull KCMG (born 20 August 1954 in Chatham, Kent) is a former British official in the European Commission.


He joined the European Commission in 1978, becoming Director for Competition Policy at the Directorate-General for Competition in 1995, Deputy Director-General in 1999 and Spokesman and Director-General of Press and Communication in 1999. He was Director-General of Justice and Home Affairs (later Justice, Freedom and Security) from 2003 to 2010.

He was Director-General of Internal Market and Services Directorate-General from 2010 to 2015. In the first half – Director-General for the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union which was formed from the DG Internal Market and Services Directorate-General.[1]

On 24 June 2015, the European Commission announced that he would become the Director-General of a to-be-created "Task Force for Strategic Issues related to the UK Referendum" as of 1 September 2015.[2]

He studied law at the University of Sussex and has an MA from the College of Europe in Bruges. He has been a visiting lecturer at Sciences Po, a visiting fellow of the University of Cambridge Centre for European Legal Studies, a visiting professor at the College of Europe since 2009 and Professor of Law at the Free University of Brussels since 1989.[1] He is a visiting professor at King's College London and a member of the boards of the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris and the Centre for European Reform in London.[3]

Faull was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in the 2017 Birthday Honours.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – Continuity and change: Commission appoints new Secretary-General and reshuffles its senior management". Europa.eu.
  3. ^ "British Influence in Brussels: Looking Back and Looking Forwards". lse.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 18 June 2018.
  4. ^ "No. 61962". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 2017. p. B3.