Roger Golland

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BornMay 1955
ResidenceKent,  UK
Member ofInstitute for Statecraft, Institute for Statecraft/Tor team
UK Diplomat and IfS member

Roger James Adam Golland OBE is a UK diplomat who is also a fellow of the Institute for Statecraft, where his job is "Govt-NGO relation building", described as "Russian methodologies; security risk assessment; evaluation of hostile environments".[1]


"Golland served for 32 years in HM Diplomatic Service, including tours in Ankara, Budapest, Buenos Aires and Brussels and stints as a Director in London. In recent years he has delivered capacity-building programmes to government partners overseas. He was Chair of the campaigning charity Transform Drugs Policy Foundation from 2012 – 2017 and is a trustee of Release.[2] Roger is a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Statecraft and an active participant in other think-tanks. He is married to Jane, a schoolteacher, and lives in west Kent."[3]

He is the director of Viasol Limited[4] The company, where "Integrity and loyalty is vital" describes itself as "the leader in delivering strategic intelligence advice to the public sector".[5] The Viasol website hasn't been updated since 2017.

The Integrity Initiative/Leak/3 summarises Golland as follows:

“Formerly Director Western Europe for a government agency close to the FCO; previously Director Training for the same institution; continues to undertake work in this area. Expert in Russian methodologies; Special ability to assist in bringing together NGOs and relevant national governmental bodies (ministries, special services); security risk assessment; evaluation of hostile environments and governmental communities in countries where we will be operating. German linguist”
Unknown (2018)  The Institute for Statecraft Expert Team v 3.pdf [6]

Roger Golland's name was marked (DV), meaning "Developed Vetting", together with Diane Allen, Josh Arnold-Foster, Perry Fawcett, Phil Jolley, Steve Johnson, Andy Settle, and Andrew Shortland.[7]


Golland was given an O.B.E. in the 1993 New Year Honours.[8]

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