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Anthony Smith

Treasurer | Chief Executive – WFD
Anthony Smith has been Chief Executive of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy since August 2014. He was previously International Relations Director in the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Europe Director in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Anthony’s career began in 1986 as a diplomat in the FCO, where his roles focused on EU and wider European issues including trade policy, the Balkans, Common Foreign and Security Policy, Eastern Europe and Cyprus. In 1996, Anthony moved to DFID where he worked on Environment Policy, EU development policy, Southern Africa, and multilateral affairs including the UN, OECD, G7/8 and the G20. He was also Private Secretary to the Development Minister. Anthony was born in Jamaica, studied law at Warwick University and speaks French and Spanish in addition to English. Anthony is a member of the British Foreign Secretary’s Advisory Group on Human Rights.