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Our Director General

In July 2010 Jonathan Faull was appointed Director General for “Internal Market and Services” at the European Commission in Brussels.

Under the political guidance of Commissioner Michel Barnier, Mr Faull manages the Internal Market and Services Directorate General within the framework set by its mission statement and annual work programme.


Jonathan Faull was born in Chatham, Kent (UK) in 1954.

He joined the European Commission in 1978 after studying law at the University of Sussex and the College of Europe (Bruges).

He worked in various positions in the Directorate General for Competition and was appointed Deputy Director General in 1999.

From 1989 to 1992, he was a member of the Cabinet (private office) of Sir Leon (now Lord) Brittan.

He was Commission Spokesman and Director General for Press and Communication (2000–2003) and Director General for Justice, Freedom and Security (formerly Justice and Home Affairs) 2003–2010.

He is Professor of Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the College of Europe.


To contact Mr Faull by post, please send your queries to the following address:

Jonathan Faull
Director General, Internal Market and Services
European Commission
1049 Brussels

E-mail: Jonathan.Faullīŧ