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Change of British High Commissioner to the Republic of Ghana

Mr Peter Jones has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Ghana and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Togolese Republic.

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He will succeed Mr Nick Westcott CMG who will be transferring to another diplomatic appointment. Mr Jones will take up his appointment during May 2011.

Mr Jones joined the Foreign Office in 1985 and is currently Director of Migration. This role has involved working closely with a range of countries around the world, including in West Africa.

His previous Foreign Office positions have included policy and corporate roles in London and three overseas postings, most recently as Counsellor at the British Embassy in Rome.

On his appointment as British High Commissioner to the Republic of Ghana and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Togolese Republic, Mr Jones said:

“I am honoured and delighted to be appointed to these positions. I look forward to working closely with the Governments of Ghana and the Togolese Republic to take forward our mutual agenda, to getting to know the countries and their peoples first hand, and to working for British interests in the region. I feel privileged to have this opportunity.”


Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Peter Edward Jones

Married to:

Sumita Biswas

Children: None

Feb 2009- present

FCO, Director Migration

2007-2009 FCO, Deputy Director Migration

2002-2007 Rome, Counsellor, EU/Economic/Trade

2002 FCO, Full time Italian language training

2001 FCO, Afghanistan Emergency Unit

1998-2001 FCO, Assistant Director, Personnel

1994-1998 Bonn, First Secretary, Politico-Military

1992-1994 FCO, Security Policy and Eastern Adriatic Departments

1989-1992 UKDEL Vienna, Second later First Secretary

1987-1988 Full-time language training

1985-1987 FCO, South American and Southern European Departments

1985 Joined FCO

Published 13 January 2011