Neil Wigan OBE was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Israel in June 2019. Previously, Neil was the Director for Africa at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) from November 2015 to September 2018. He has also served as British Ambassador to Somalia (June 2013 to July 2015) and British Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo from March 2010 to March 2013. Neil has also worked in the Cabinet Office, working for the Prime Minister’s Foreign Policy Adviser and with Middle Eastern and EU economic issues within the FCO.
Our Voice of the Fortnight is BICOM Director Richard Pater explaining the makeup of the new government and its priorities, what we may expect to see in the coming weeks and months, as well as what options Benjamin Netanyahu now has as leader of the Opposition. He takes questions from an audience on a range of other issues regarding the political significance of the new government in Israel.