UK Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council

Sir Adam Thomson KCMG


Sir Adam Thomson KCMG is the UK Permanent Representative to NATO.

  1. Full Name: Mr Adam Thomson
  2. Married to: Fariba Shirazi Thomson
  3. Children: Three

*2010-2013 British High Commissioner to Pakistan

  • 2006-2009 FCO, Director, South Asia and Afghanistan Directorate

  • 2002-2006 UKMis New York, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative.

  • 1998-2002 FCO, Head of Security Policy Department

  • 1995-1998 New Delhi, Political Counsellor

  • 1991-1995 Washington, First Secretary, Politico-Military

  • 1989-1991 Secondment to Cabinet Office, Assessments Staff

  • 1986-1989 FCO, Head of Israel/Lebanon Team, Near East and North Africa Department.

  • 1983-1986 UKDEL NATO, Second later First Secretary, Political, Economic and CEP Committees.

  • 1981-1983 Moscow, Third later Second Secretary Political

  • 1980-1981 FCO, Desk officer, East European and Soviet Department

  • 1979-1980 Russian Langauge Training

  • 1978-1979 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer,Defence Department

  • 1978 Joined FCO

UK Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council

The Ambassador’s role is to represent the UK within an international organisation, engaging with every other country or organisation that belongs to or observes the body. The Ambassador is also responsible for the direction and work of the Mission. Ambassadors to multilateral missions are often referred to as ‘Permanent Representatives’.

Previous roles in government

  1. British High Commissioner to Pakistan

    • 2010 to 2013