David Harley

Former Deputy SG of the European Parliament

David Harley was appointed Visiting Practitioner Fellow at ACE in September 2010. Previously he had worked for thirty-five years as an EU official in the European Parliament, occupying several senior posts including Adviser to the President, Adviser to the Secretary-General, Spokesman of the President and Director of Press and Media, and Secretary-General of the Parliamentary Group of the Party of European Socialists. His final post before retiring in March 2010 was Deputy Secretary-General of the European Parliament and Director-General of the Presidency.

In February 2011 David was appointed Chairman of Burson-Marsteller Brussels. In The Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2011 he was appointed CMG (Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George) for services to international diplomacy and UK-European Parliament relations.

David has a degree in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge.