Robin Simcox Appointed as Commissioner for Countering Extremism

Robin Simcox has been appointed as the Commissioner for Countering Extremism for a period of three year.

Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, said in a statement:

“Robin Simcox is extremely distinguished in the field of countering-extremism and brings considerable experience and expertise to the substantive Commissioner role he is taking up at the CCE. His wealth of knowledge will help to improve our understanding across a range of ideologies and behaviours, tackling extremism which has no place in our society.”

Simcox said of his appointment:

“It is a privilege to be appointed the substantive Commissioner for Countering Extremism. Our core values must be robustly defended in the face of extremist ideologies. The CCE will help increase the sophistication of our response to extremism by scrutinising the approach taken not only by government but also wider society.”