former Director General of the European Commission
Sir Jonathan Faull was born in Chatham, Kent (UK) in 1954.
He joined the European Commission in 1978 after studying law at the University of Sussex and the College of Europe (Bruges).
He worked in various positions in the Directorate General for Competition and was appointed Deputy Director General in 1999.
From 1989 to 1992, he was a member of the Cabinet (private office) of Leon Brittan, competition Commissioner.
He was Commission Spokesman and Director General for Press and Communication (2000–2003) and Director General for Justice, Freedom and Security (formerly Justice and Home Affairs) 2003–2010. In July 2010 Jonathan Faull was appointed Director General for “Internal Market and Services”, and in 2014 Director-General of DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.
In 2015, he became Director-General of the Commission's Task Force for strategic issues related to the UK Referendum.
He retired from the European Commission in January 2017.
He is a visiting Professor of Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the College of Europe and King's College, London.