Anissia Morel appointed new director of the French Institute in the United Kingdom


High-ranking French civil servant Anissia Morel has just been appointed to two positions of great importance for Franco-British cultural ties. Since February 6, 2024, she has directed the French Institute of the United Kingdom in parallel with her activity as cultural advisor to the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Ms. Hélène Duchêne.

Who is Anissia Morel?

Having joined the French civil service in 2008 after her time at the National School of Administration (ENA), Anissia Morel became an auditor with the Council of State in 2010. Alongside her judicial functions, Anissia Morel was also regularly called upon in as legal advisor within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 2015, Anissia Morel joined the British Foreign Office as Senior Policy Planner responsible for strategic affairs in the Eastern Europe region. She then spent several years at the French Embassy in the United Kingdom as a political advisor.

Appointed advisor on global affairs, United Nations and international organizations within the office of the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna in 2022, Anissia Morel then returned to the Council of State as master of requests.

The appointment of Anissia Morel as director of the French Institute in the United Kingdom today begins a new chapter in Franco-British cultural collaborations.

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