Deputy Head of Mission, Governor's Office Stanley

Alex Mitham

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Biography

Alex Mitham is the Deputy Governor of the Falkland Islands. He arrived in the Falklands in January 2017, having previously been the Administrator on Tristan da Cunha; in addition to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office he has worked across several different Government Departments including the Home Office and Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs.

Deputy Head of Mission, Governor's Office Stanley

The Deputy Head of Mission is a senior diplomat and typically a key advisor to the Ambassador or High Commissioner. The Deputy is responsible for the daily management of an overseas Embassy or High Commission. They will represent the UK’s interests in the absence of the Ambassador as Chargé d’Affaires. A senior ranking Deputy may also take the title Minister. Smaller missions may not have a Deputy Head.