Clive Rumbold is senior expert in the Western Balkans Division of the European External Action Service. From 2011 to 2015 he served in the EU Delegation to Albania, as head of the political section and subsequently chargé d’affaires. In 2007 he was posted as chargé d’affaires to newly independent Montenegro to set up the EU Delegation and head its political section. From 2003 to 2007 he served on the Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania desks at European Commission headquarters in Brussels. From 1999 to 2002 he headed the section for economic and social cohesion at the EC Delegation in Budapest. From 1995 to 1999 he worked on justice, freedom and security issues in the pre-accession processes of Baltic and central and eastern European countries.