Neil Campbell is acting director of the Open Society European Policy Institute. He is responsible for developing the positions and profile of the Open Society Foundations on cross-cutting EU policy issues. He undertakes analysis and advocacy in the thematic areas of governance and accountability and in other areas relevant to the European Union and the Open Society Foundations. He joined the Foundations in April 2010.
Campbell holds a BA from Durham University and an MA in international studies and diplomacy from London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies. Before joining the Open Society Foundations, he was EU advocacy manager and senior research analyst (2003–2010) at the International Crisis Group, dealing with EU policies on conflict prevention and crisis management, and managing Crisis Group’s targeted advocacy in Brussels. He has published articles on a range of EU policy issues and speaks French.