Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

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Permanent Under Secretary of Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Affairs and Head of HM Diplomatic Service
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Incumbent
Sir Philip Barton

since 2 September 2020
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
AppointerPrime Minister
Inaugural holderGeorge Aust
Formation1790

This is a list of Permanent Under-Secretaries in the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (and its predecessors) since 1790.

Not to be confused with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

Permanent Under-Secretaries at the Foreign Office, 1790 to present[edit]

These are the Permanent Secretaries or senior civil servants at the Foreign Office.