Simon Haselock

Simon Haselock is co-founder and Director of Albany Associates. He is a pioneer in media intervention in post-conflict countries. He was the Deputy High Representative for Media Affairs in the Office of The High Representative (OHR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, creating the organisation for broadcast frequency spectrum management and licensing and providing everyday guidance on the public presentation of policy. As Temporary Media Commissioner in Kosovo he was responsible for the regulation of both the print and broadcast media in accordance with best international practice. He also began the process of building the legal structure and ethical environment necessary to enable independent media in Kosovo to flourish. He then served as the Director of Public Information for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).

Prior to co-founding Albany, Simon was the Head of the Media Development and Regulatory Advisory Team in Iraq. In this capacity he has been responsible for establishing an Iraqi National Communications and Media Commission and has been involved in the development of other media infrastructure programs including training and the creation of a new Iraqi public broadcasting service, encouraging a commercial broadcasting sector and the development of journalistic ethics and professional self regulation. Simon served for 23 years with Royal Marines and was responsible for assisting in the development of media policy in the UK Ministry of Defence.