Craig Oliphant OBE

Craig is Senior Adviser, Conflict and Security Issues, working on the Black Sea and Serbia and Kosovo programmes. He previously worked at Saferworld (2011-2015) as policy adviser on Europe/Central Asia. Before that, he was in the British diplomatic service for several years and was Head of Eastern Research Group at the FCO, dealing with Russia and Eastern Europe. From June 2014, he took on an additional role as the UK independent expert on the Council of Europe Advisory Committee for the FCNM (Framework Convention on National Minorities). He was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2011.