Peter Hayes (diplomat)

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Peter Hayes

Peter Richard Hayes (born 11 April 1963) is a British diplomat and was recently Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory and the British Antarctic Territory.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

He was educated at the University of Surrey (BSc, Physics) and King's College London (PhD, 1989).[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Originally trained as a physicist, in 1990 Hayes joined the British Civil Service in the National Physical Laboratory, later working in the Department of Trade and Industry, the Cabinet Office, the Office of Science and Technology, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He worked for the British Embassy to the United States as a Counsellor for 2001–2005.[2]

In 2005 Hayes was appointed Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary, serving under Jack Straw, Margaret Beckett and David Miliband until 2007. From 2008-10 Hayes was the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, and concurrently the non-resident High Commissioner to the Maldives. He then went on secondment to the London Stock Exchange as their Head of Public Affairs.[2]

From 2012-16, he was Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory and the British Antarctic Territory.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 2002, Hayes married Kirsty Hayes, a fellow diplomat.[3] They have two children.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "British Indian Ocean Territory". worldstatesmen.org. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c A & C Black (2012). "HAYES, Dr Peter Richard". Who's Who 2012, online edition. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "HAYES, Christine Isobel, (Kirsty)". Who's Who 2015. A & C Black. October 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Portugal". News. GOV.UK. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 

Offices held[edit]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir Geoffrey Adams
Principal Private Secretary
to the Foreign Secretary

2005–2006
Succeeded by
Matthew Gould
Preceded by
Dominick Chilcott
British High Commissioner
to Sri Lanka

2008–2010
Succeeded by
John Rankin
British High Commissioner
to the Maldives

(non-resident)

2008–2010
Preceded by
Colin Roberts
Commissioner of the
British Indian Ocean Territory

and the British Antarctic Territory

2012–2016
Succeeded by
John Kittmer