Deputy Head of Mission, Estonia

Alison Beckett

Alison Beckett

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Biography

Alison joined the team in the British Embassy Tallinn in July 2017. She is a career diplomat having joined the Diplomatic Service in 1990.

During her career Alison has served in a variety of overseas posts, most recently as Deputy Head of Mission in Tashkent and Her Majesty’s Consul for Greece, based in Athens. Before taking up her posting in Tallinn, Alison spent the last three years in the Middle East and North Africa Directorate in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. Alison has wide corporate experience including recruitment to the Diplomatic Service, promotions assessing and crisis management.

Before joining the FCO Alison worked as a freelance interpreter and has continued to learn and develop her language interests throughout her career. She enjoys the travelling that comes with a diplomatic career and putting her gardening skills to the test in some of the world’s more challenging climates.

Deputy Head of Mission, Estonia

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.