Leo provides the overall strategic direction of CMEC and manages the CMEC team. Prior to joining CMEC Leo was employed as an Analyst and Country Manager for a leading Strategic Communication firm specializing in field research in conflict zones.
Adam was born in Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman and graduated with a 1st Class Degree in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds in June 2007.
The Rt Hon Nicholas Soames has always had a keen interest in the Middle East. He was elected as the Honorary President of the Conservative Middle East Council in 2007 and previously served as its Chairman from 1997 to 2003.
Prior to entering the House of Lords, Trish Morris was Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party with responsibility for candidates. She was responsible for several changes in the selection procedure designed to increase the quality and diversity of Parliamentary candidates.
Adam Holloway became the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Middle East Council in June 2010. He has travelled widely across the region – including Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Eygpt, Lebanon, Israel, the West Bank and to the Gaza Strip as part of a CMEC delegation in February 2009 shortly after Operation Cast Lead.
In June 2010 Tobias became the Vice Chairman of the Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC). Since becoming an MP he has been a regular visitor to the region and has visited Egypt, Israel, the occupied Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain, The UAE, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dr Phillip Lee became Vice Chairman of CMEC in June 2010. Before entering Parliament Phillip travelled extensively to the region and has visited Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel and the West Bank, the UAE and Egypt.