List of heads of missions of the United Kingdom

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Heads of British diplomatic missions are usually ambassadors, except in member countries of the Commonwealth of Nations where the head of mission is a high commissioner. The head of mission to an international organisation is usually a permanent representative.

Resident heads of mission[edit]

Mission Location Type Head of mission Position List
 Afghanistan Kabul Embassy Giles Lever (chargé d'affaires) Ambassador List
 Albania Tirana Embassy Duncan Norman Ambassador List
 Algeria Algiers Embassy Barry Lowen Ambassador List
 Angola Luanda Embassy Jessica Hand Ambassador List
 Argentina Buenos Aires Embassy Mark Kent Ambassador List
 Armenia Yerevan Embassy Judith Farnworth Ambassador List
 Australia Canberra High Commission Victoria Treadell, CMG, MVO High Commissioner List
 Austria Vienna Embassy Leigh Turner Ambassador List
 Azerbaijan Baku Embassy Carole Crofts Ambassador List
 Bahrain Manama Embassy Simon Martin Ambassador List
 Bangladesh Dhaka High Commission Alison Blake High Commissioner List
 Barbados Bridgetown High Commission Janet Douglas High Commissioner List
 Belarus Minsk Embassy Fionna Gibb Ambassador List
 Belgium Brussels Embassy Alison Rose Ambassador List
 Belize Belmopan High Commission Claire Evans High Commissioner List
 Bolivia La Paz Embassy Jeff Glekin Ambassador List
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Embassy Matthew Field Ambassador List
 Botswana Gaborone High Commission Katy Ransome High Commissioner List
 Brazil Brasilia Embassy Vijay Rangarajan Ambassador List
 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan High Commission Richard Lindsay High Commissioner List
 Bulgaria Sofia Embassy Emma Hopkins Ambassador List
 Burma[1] Yangon Embassy Dan Chugg Ambassador List
 Cambodia Phnom Penh Embassy Tina Redshaw Ambassador List
 Cameroon Yaoundé High Commission Rowan Laxton High Commissioner List
 Canada Ottawa High Commission Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque High Commissioner List
 Chile Santiago Embassy Jamie Bowden Ambassador List
 People's Republic of China Beijing Embassy Dame Barbara Woodward Ambassador List
 Colombia Bogotá Embassy Peter Tibber Ambassador List
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa Embassy John Murton Ambassador List
 Costa Rica San José Embassy Ross Denny Ambassador List
 Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan Embassy Josephine Gauld Ambassador List
 Croatia Zagreb Embassy Andrew Dalgleish Ambassador List
 Cuba Havana Embassy Antony Stokes Ambassador List
 Cyprus Nicosia High Commission Stephen Lillie High Commissioner List
 Czech Republic Prague Embassy Nick Archer Ambassador List
 Denmark Copenhagen Embassy Dominic Schroeder Ambassador List
 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Embassy Christopher Campbell Ambassador List
 Ecuador Quito Embassy Katherine Ward Ambassador List
 Egypt Cairo Embassy Sir Geoffrey Adams Ambassador List
 El Salvador San Salvador Embassy Bernhard Garside Ambassador List
 Eritrea Asmara Embassy Ian Richards Ambassador List
 Estonia Tallinn Embassy Theresa Bubbear Ambassador List
 Ethiopia Addis Ababa Embassy Alastair McPhail Ambassador List
 Fiji Suva High Commission Melanie Hopkins High Commissioner List
 Finland Helsinki Embassy Tom Dodd Ambassador List
 France Paris Embassy Edward Llewellyn Ambassador List
 The Gambia Banjul High Commission Sharon Wardle High Commissioner List
 Georgia Tbilisi Embassy Justin McKenzie Smith Ambassador List
 Germany Berlin Embassy Sir Sebastian Wood Ambassador List
 Ghana Accra High Commission Iain Walker High Commissioner List
 Greece Athens Embassy Kate Smith Ambassador List
 Guatemala Guatemala City Embassy Carolyn Davidson Ambassador List
 Guinea Conakry Embassy Catherine Inglehearn Ambassador List
 Guyana Georgetown High Commission Greg Quinn High Commissioner List
 Holy See Vatican City Embassy Sally Axworthy Ambassador List
 Hungary Budapest Embassy Iain Lindsay Ambassador List
 Iceland Reykjavík Embassy Michael Nevin Ambassador List
 India New Delhi High Commission Sir Dominic Asquith High Commissioner List
 Indonesia Jakarta Embassy Moazzam Malik Ambassador List
 Iran Tehran Embassy Robert Macaire Ambassador List
 Iraq Baghdad Embassy Jon Wilks Ambassador List
 Ireland Dublin Embassy Robin Barnett Ambassador List
 Israel Tel Aviv Embassy David Quarrey Ambassador List
 Italy Rome Embassy Jill Morris Ambassador List
 Jamaica Kingston High Commission Asif Ahmad High Commissioner List
 Japan Tokyo Embassy Paul Madden Ambassador List
 Jordan Amman Embassy Edward Oakden Ambassador List
 Kazakhstan Almaty Embassy Michael Gifford Ambassador List
 Kenya Nairobi High Commission Nic Hailey High Commissioner List
 Kosovo Pristina Embassy Ruairí O’Connell Ambassador List
 Kuwait Kuwait City Embassy Michael Davenport Ambassador List
 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek Embassy Robin Ord-Smith Ambassador List
 Laos Vientiane Embassy Hugh Evans Ambassador List
 Latvia Riga Embassy Keith Shannon Ambassador List
 Lebanon Beirut Embassy Chris Rampling Ambassador List
 Liberia Monrovia Embassy David Belgrove Ambassador List
 Libya Tripoli Embassy Frank Baker Ambassador List
 Lithuania Vilnius Embassy Claire Lawrence Ambassador List
 Luxembourg Luxembourg City Embassy John Marshall Ambassador List
 Macedonia Skopje Embassy Rachel Galloway Ambassador List
 Madagascar Antananarivo Embassy Phil Boyle Ambassador List
 Malawi Lilongwe High Commission Holly Tett High Commissioner List
 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur High Commission Victoria Treadell High Commissioner List
 Mali Bamako Embassy Catherine "Cat" Evans Ambassador List
 Malta Valletta High Commission Stuart Gill High Commissioner List
 Mauritania Nouakchott Embassy Simon Boyden Ambassador List
 Mauritius Port Louis High Commission Keith Allan High Commissioner List
 Mexico Mexico City Embassy Corin Robertson Ambassador List
 Moldova Chişinău Embassy Lucy Joyce Ambassador List
 Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Embassy Philip Malone Ambassador List
 Montenegro Podgorica Embassy Alison Kemp Ambassador List
 Morocco Rabat Embassy Thomas Reilly Ambassador List
 Mozambique Maputo High Commission NneNne Iwuji-Eme High Commissioner List
 Namibia Windhoek High Commission Kate Airey High Commissioner List
   Nepal Kathmandu Embassy Richard Morris Ambassador List
 Netherlands The Hague Embassy Peter Wilson Ambassador List
 New Zealand Wellington High Commission Laura Clarke High Commissioner List
 Nigeria Abuja High Commission Catriona Laing High Commissioner List
 North Korea Pyongyang Embassy Colin Crooks [ja] Ambassador List
 Norway Oslo Embassy Richard Wood Ambassador List
 Oman Muscat Embassy Hamish Cowell Ambassador List
 Pakistan Islamabad High Commission Thomas Drew High Commissioner List
 Panama Panama City Embassy Damion Potter Ambassador List
 Papua New Guinea Port Moresby High Commission Keith Scott High Commissioner List
 Paraguay Asunción Embassy Matthew Hedges Ambassador List
 Peru Lima Embassy Kate Harrisson Ambassador List
 Philippines Manila Embassy Daniel Pruce Ambassador List
 Poland Warsaw Embassy Jonathan Knott Ambassador List
 Portugal Lisbon Embassy Chris Sainty Ambassador List
 Qatar Doha Embassy Ajay Sharma Ambassador List
 Romania Bucharest Embassy Andrew Noble Ambassador List
 Russia Moscow Embassy Dr Laurie Bristow Ambassador List
 Rwanda Kigali High Commission Joanne Lomas High Commissioner List
 Saudi Arabia Riyadh Embassy Simon Collis Ambassador List
 Senegal Dakar Embassy George Hodgson Ambassador List
 Serbia Belgrade Embassy Denis Keefe Ambassador List
 Seychelles Victoria High Commission Caron Röhsler High Commissioner List
 Sierra Leone Freetown High Commission Guy Warrington High Commissioner List
 Singapore Singapore High Commission Scott Wightman High Commissioner List
 Slovakia Bratislava Embassy Andrew Garth Ambassador List
 Slovenia Ljubljana Embassy Sophie Honey Ambassador List
 Solomon Islands Honiara High Commission David Ward High Commissioner List
 Somalia Mogadishu Embassy David Concar Ambassador List
 South Africa Pretoria High Commission Nigel Casey High Commissioner List
 South Korea Seoul Embassy Simon Smith Ambassador List
 South Sudan Juba Embassy Alison Blackburne Ambassador List
 Spain Madrid Embassy Simon Manley Ambassador List
 Sri Lanka Colombo High Commission James Dauris High Commissioner List
 Sudan Khartoum Embassy Irfan Siddiq Ambassador List
 Sweden Stockholm Embassy David Cairns Ambassador List
  Switzerland Bern Embassy Jane Owen Ambassador List
 Syria Damascus Embassy Ambassador withdrawn – embassy closed Ambassador List
 Taiwan (Republic of China) Taipei Office[note a] Catherine Nettleton Representative List
 Tajikistan Dushanbe Embassy Hugh Philpott Ambassador List
 Tanzania Dar es Salaam High Commission Sarah Cooke High Commissioner List
 Thailand Bangkok Embassy Brian Davidson Ambassador List
 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain High Commission Tim Stew High Commissioner List
 Tunisia Tunis Embassy Louise De Sousa Ambassador List
 Turkey Ankara Embassy Sir Dominick Chilcott Ambassador List
 Turkmenistan Ashgabat Embassy Thorhilda Abbott-Watt Ambassador List
 Uganda Kampala High Commission Peter West High Commissioner List
 Ukraine Kiev Embassy Judith Gough Ambassador List
 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Embassy Patrick Moody Ambassador List
 United States of America Washington D.C. Embassy Sir Kim Darroch Ambassador List
 Uruguay Montevideo Embassy Ian Duddy Ambassador List
 Uzbekistan Tashkent Embassy Christopher Allan Ambassador List
 Venezuela Caracas Embassy John Saville Ambassador List
 Vietnam Hanoi Embassy Gareth Ward Ambassador List
 Yemen Sana'a Embassy Michael Aron Ambassador List
 Zambia Lusaka High Commission Fergus Cochrane-Dyet High Commissioner List
 Zimbabwe Harare Embassy Melanie Robinson Ambassador List

[note a] No diplomatic relations with Taiwan; office functions as an unofficial mission.

Non-resident heads of mission[edit]

The United Kingdom does not maintain a full embassy or High Commission in a number of countries. In each of these cases the head of mission to another country, usually a neighbouring one, is also accredited to the other country (except, at present, for the ambassadors to Haiti and Honduras, who are dedicated but non-resident). In most cases a smaller, local mission provides for emergencies, and is headed by a lesser diplomat or a member of the local British community.

Mission Resident Country Local Location Local Mission Non-Resident Head of mission Local Position List
 Andorra Spain None N/A Simon Manley Ambassador
 Antigua and Barbuda Barbados St John's Honorary Consul Janet Douglas High Commissioner
 Bahamas Jamaica None N/A Asif Ahmad High Commissioner
 Benin Nigeria None N/A Catriona Laing Ambassador
 Burkina Faso Ghana Ouagadougou Honorary Consul Iain Walker Ambassador
 Burundi Rwanda Bujumbura Liaison Office Joanne Lomas Ambassador
 Cape Verde Senegal São Vicente Consul George Hodgson Ambassador
 Central African Republic Cameroon None N/A Rowan Laxton Ambassador
 Chad Cameroon N'Djamena Honorary Consul[note b] Rowan Laxton Ambassador
 Comoros Madagascar Moroni N/A Phil Boyle Ambassador
 Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of Congo Brazzaville Honorary Consul John Murton Ambassador
 Djibouti Ethiopia Djibouti City Honorary Consul Alastair McPhail Ambassador
 Dominica Barbados Roseau Honorary Consul Janet Douglas High Commissioner
 East Timor Indonesia Jakarta Honorary Consul Moazzam Malik Ambassador
 Equatorial Guinea Cameroon Malabo Honorary Consul Rowan Laxton Ambassador
 Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) South Africa None N/A Nigel Casey High Commissioner
 Gabon Cameroon Libreville Honorary Consul Rowan Laxton Ambassador
 Grenada Barbados St George's Honorary Consul Janet Douglas High Commissioner
 Guinea-Bissau Senegal Bissau Honorary Consul George Hodgson Ambassador
 Haiti Dominican Republic Port-au-Prince Consul Sharon Campbell Ambassador List
 Honduras Guatemala Tegucigalpa Honorary Consul Thomas Carter Ambassador List
 Kiribati Fiji None N/A Melanie Hopkins High Commissioner
 Lesotho South Africa None N/A Nigel Casey High Commissioner
 Liechtenstein Switzerland None N/A Jane Owen Ambassador
 Maldives Sri Lanka Malé Honorary Consul James Dauris High Commissioner
 Marshall Islands Fiji None N/A Melanie Hopkins Ambassador
 Federated States of Micronesia Fiji None N/A Melanie Hopkins Ambassador
 Monaco France Monaco Honorary Consulate Edward Llewellyn Ambassador
 Nauru Solomon Islands None N/A David Ward High Commissioner
 Nicaragua Costa Rica Managua Embassy Ross Denny Ambassador List
 Niger Mali None N/A Catherine "Cat" Evans Ambassador
 Palau Philippines None N/A Daniel Pruce Ambassador
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Barbados Basseterre Honorary Consul Janet Douglas High Commissioner
 Saint Lucia Barbados Castries High Commission Janet Douglas High Commissioner
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Barbados Kingstown Honorary Consul Janet Douglas High Commissioner
 Samoa New Zealand None N/A Laura Clarke High Commissioner
 San Marino Italy Rome Consulate-General Jill Morris Ambassador
 São Tomé and Príncipe Angola São Tomé Consulate Jessica Hand Ambassador
 Suriname Guyana Paramaribo Consulate Greg Quinn Ambassador
 Timor Leste Indonesia None N/A Moazzam Malik Ambassador
 Togo Ghana None N/A Iain Walker Ambassador
 Tonga Fiji None N/A Melanie Hopkins High Commissioner List
 Tuvalu Fiji None N/A Melanie Hopkins High Commissioner
 Vanuatu Solomon Islands None N/A David Ward High Commissioner

[note b] In 2018 the UK government opened a new office in N'Djamena, the capital of Chad, "to support diplomatic, development and defence efforts" but the ambassador is still non-resident (in Cameroon) and the new office does not provide consular assistance.[2]

Heads of mission to non-sovereign territories[edit]

Mission Location Type Head of mission Position List Notes
 Hong Kong Hong Kong Consulate-General Andrew Heyn Consul-General List functions held by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (before 1968 Colonial Office), British Council and British Trade Commission prior to 1997
Jerusalem East Jerusalem Consulate-General Philip Hall Consul-General List Mission to the occupied Palestinian territories
 Macau Macau Honorary Consulate Glenn McCartney Honorary Consul Full consular services for Macau are provided via the Consulate in Hong Kong and the Consul-General to Hong Kong is the official diplomat for Macau

Heads of mission to international organisations[edit]

Mission Location Head of mission Position List
African Union Addis Ababa Alastair McPhail Ambassador to Ethiopia also accredited as Permanent Representative List
Association of Southeast Asian Nations Jakarta Moazzam Malik Ambassador to Indonesia also accredited as Ambassador to ASEAN List
Conference on Disarmament Geneva Matthew Rowland Permanent Representative List
Council of Europe Strasbourg Christopher Yvon Permanent Representative List
 European Union Brussels Sir Tim Barrow Permanent Representative List
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Brussels Sarah MacIntosh Permanent Representative List
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Paris Christopher Sharrock Permanent Representative List
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons The Hague Peter Wilson Ambassador to the Netherlands also accredited as Permanent Representative List
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Vienna Sian MacLeod Head of Delegation List
United Nations in Geneva Geneva Julian Braithwaite Permanent Representative List
 United Nations in New York New York City Dame Karen Pierce Permanent Representative List
United Nations in Vienna Vienna Leigh Turner Ambassador to Austria also accredited as Permanent Representative List

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Country Profile: Burma". Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Archived from the original on 5 July 2006. Retrieved 7 July 2006.
  2. ^ "New UK mission opens in Chad". Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 21 March 2018.