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Meath Baker CMG OBE

Associate Fellow

Clovis Meath Baker was seconded to GCHQ as director of intelligence production from 2010-13.

Prior to this he filled senior Foreign Office roles dealing with the Middle East, counter-proliferation and Iran, and regularly attended meetings of the National Security Council, the Joint Intelligence Committee, and COBRA.

He has served abroad in Afghanistan (the first time during the Russian occupation, the second time immediately after the fall of the Taleban regime), Czechoslovakia (during the Velvet Revolution), Turkey, Pakistan and Iran.

Areas of recent expertise include the Middle East, counter-proliferation, counter-terrorism, and cyber. He is particularly interested in the integration of policy tools across government departments.

Clovis was awarded the OBE in 2003 for his work in Afghanistan, and the CMG in 2013 for services to British interests in the Middle East.

Before joining the FCO he spent three years as an infantry officer in the Brigade of Gurkhas, and a spell as a reporter on a provincial newspaper.

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