Giles Portman

Giles Portman is an experienced British and EU diplomat, currently serving as the Head of the East Stratcon Task Force in the European External Action Service in Brussels since September 2015.  Prior to this, Portman worked for 12 years on EU-Turkey relations as Chair of the EU enlargement working group that negotiated the opening of Turkey’s EU accession negotiations in 2005, as deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Ankara and as advisor, then head of division for Turkey at the European External Action Service. He has also served on diplomatic postings to the UN in New York and in Prague.