David Coyne

David Coyne is Director for the ‘European Social Fund (ESF), Monitoring of Corresponding National Policies I and Coordination’. He was previously Director for Education, responsible for co-ordinating the Commission’s education programmes and activities, and before that Head of Unit for the Policy Co-ordination of the ESF. Prior to that he was a member of the private office of Sir Leon Brittan, Vice President of the Commission responsible (at various times) for external trade, relations with the US/Canada/China/OECD countries, pre-enlargement issues, and Anti-Trust Policy. David Coyne joined the Commission in 1977. He studied at Cambridge University