Andrew Ford has been Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Angola since July 2015. Andrew joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1987 after graduating from the University of St Andrews. He has served in Guyana, South Africa, Mexico, Austria and Brazil. Andrew is married with two stepdaughters.
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Luanda
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.