James Bevan (diplomat)
Sir James D. Bevan
|Chief Executive of the Environment Agency|
|Preceded by||Paul Leinster|
|High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to India|
|Preceded by||Richard Stagg|
|Born||13 July 1959|
|Children||Jo, Lottie and Rosie|
|Alma mater||Sussex University|
Bevan was born on 13 July 1959. He was educated at Sussex University.
He joined the British Diplomatic Service in 1982 and served in Kinshasa, Brussels, Paris, and Washington, as well as various posts in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard (2006–07) and the Chief Operating Officer of the FCO (2007–11). He became High Commissioner to India since 2011, preceded by Richard Stagg.
Sir James is married to Janet Purdie. They have three daughters: Jo, Lottie and Rosie.
Bevan was appointed CMG in 2006 and knighted KCMG in 2012.
- High Commissioner's biography – UK in India
- Change of British High Commissioner to India, Foreign and Commonwealth Office press release, 9 May 2011
- "Sir James Bevan has been appointed chief executive of the Environment Agency".