Simon Manley

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Simon Manley

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Her Majesty's Ambassador to Spain
Assumed office
October 2013
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Theresa May
Preceded byGiles Paxman
Personal details
Simon John Manley

(1967-09-18) 18 September 1967 (age 51)
United Kingdom
Alma materMagdalen College, Oxford
Yale University

Simon John Manley CMG (born 18 September 1967) is a British diplomat who became Ambassador to Spain in October 2013.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was educated at Minchenden School, Latymer Upper School, Magdalen College, Oxford and Yale University.[2]


Manley joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1990. Before his posting to Madrid, Simon was Director Europe at the FCO (2011-2013), responsible for policy toward the EU. He has been posted to the UK’s Mission to the United Nations in New York City (1993-1998), where he worked on Yugoslavia and UN reform, and has twice been seconded to the European Union: to the European Commission (2003) and to the Council of the EU (1998-2002).


  1. ^ New British Ambassador arrives in Madrid, British Embassy Madrid, 28 October 2013
  2. ^ MANLEY, Simon John, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012