Press release: new chief diplomatic adviser of the President of the European Council

1 May 2024

European Council President Charles Michel’s Chief Diplomatic Adviser, Simon Mordue has been selected as Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and will take up his duties on 1 July. Prior to that he will complete a short term assignment on Ukraine for the Commission.  

Magdalena Grono, Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to President Michel will take up the role and duties as Chief Diplomatic Advisor. 

President Michel would like to personally thank Simon for his professionalism, dedication and commitment. His contribution has made an impact on EU foreign policy successes and has been highly valued at home and abroad. 

President Michel wishes Simon all the best in his new endeavour while confident of the great added value he will bring to the EEAS.