Jonathan Faull

Visiting professor, European Legal Studies Department

Director General of Justice, Freedom and Security, European Commission, Brussels.

Director General responsible for Justice, Freedom and Security

European Commission

Jonathan Faull joined the European Commission in 1978 where he worked in several departments as administrator and then principal administrator until 1987. From 1987 until 1989, he was assistant to the Director General for Competition. In 1989, he joined the Cabinet of Sir Leon Brittan, Vice-President of the European Commission. In 1992, he was appointed Head of the Transport and Tourism Unit within the Directorate General for Competition. One year later, in 1993, he became Head of the Co-ordination and General Policy Unit within the same Directorate General. In 1995, he was appointed Director for Co-ordination, International Affairs and Relations with other Institutions of the Directorate General for Competition. In 1999, he was appointed Deputy Director General of Competition responsible for State Aid. Shortly thereafter, he became Chief Spokesman and Director General Press and Communication. He took up his current responsibilities as Director General for Justice, Freedom and Security (formerly Justice and Home Affairs) in March 2003.

Jonathan Faull studied at the Universities of Sussex and Geneva and at the College of Europe in Bruges. He is Professor of Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

He was born in 1954. He is married and has two children.