Dr. Noel Brehony


After doing a PhD on Libya and postdoctoral research on the West Bank, Noel joined the FCO working mostly on the Middle East with postings in Kuwait, Yemen, Jordan and Egypt. He was then Director of Middle East Affairs for Rolls-Royce plc and is now chairman of Menas Associates. He was chair of the British Yemeni Society 2010-15 and has been President of the British Society for Middle East Studies and chair of the Council for British Research in the Levant. Noel is on the Advisory Council of the London Middle East Institute at SOAS and a trustee of the Altajir Trust. He co-edited British-Egyptian Relations since Suez (I B Tauris 2007) was the author of Yemen Divided published by I B Tauris in 2011/2013