Simon Staffell

Simon Staffell

Industry Trustee

Dr Simon Staffell is UK Government Affairs Director at Microsoft, where he works on a broad range of technology policy issues. He is also a fellow at RUSI and a visiting Research Fellow at Kings College London.

Simon previously served in the UK government, holding senior appointments in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Home Office and Cabinet Office, and postings in Cairo and Washington DC.

Simon’s PhD in politics at Sheffield University, awarded in 2010, focused on Terrorist Use of the Internet in Iraq. He was previously an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

Prior to joining government, Simon was a teacher.