James Sorene

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James Sorene was appointed as head of communications and official spokesman for the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg in January 2011. [1] In July 2015 he was appointed CEO of the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre.[2]


Sorene previously worked as the deputy director of communications and head of news at UK Department of Health for four years (2007-11) and deputy head of news at the Home Office (2000-2007). [3] Previous jobs also include, 2006 assistant director, news and strategy at the Home Office, press officer at the Home Office and head of public affairs at the Embassy of Israel. [4]


Sorene gained a law degree from Queen Mary's University of London and a masters degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies on the politics and history of the Middle East. He believes his areas of expertise lie in 'Islamic extremism, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East peace process, history and politics of Egypt and Syria.' His Masters thesis (1997) was on 'the history of Jerusalem and its use as a tool in Israeli politics'.


  • 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre
  • 2011 Head of communications and official spokesman for the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Cabinet Office
  • 2008 Head of news, Department of Health
  • 2007 Deputy head of news, Department of Health
  • 2006 Deputy head of news, Home Office
  • 2005 Assistant director, news and strategy, Home Office
  • 2002 Senior press officer, crime and drugs, Home Office
  • 2000 Press officer, Home Office
  • 1997 Head of public affairs, Embassy of Israel [4]


  1. Deputy Prime Minister's press office, GOV.UK, accessed 18 September 2014.
  2. BICOM Website BICOM announces new CEO. Accessed 17 July 2015.
  3. James Sorene, LinkedIn, undated, accessed 7 October 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Matt Cartmell James Sorene: Mixing fun with politics PR Week, 22 September 2011, accessed 15 October 2014