Andrew McAllister took up his appointment as Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy to Kazakhstan in October 2017. Andrew joined the FCO in 1988, and has previously served overseas in Karachi, Seoul, Dhaka, Shanghai and Hyderabad.
Prior to joining the FCO, Andrew worked in the private sector in Glasgow in property development and private care.
|July 2013 – July 2017||Deputy High Commissioner to Hyderabad, India|
|Sept 2009 – April 2013||FCO, Human Resources Directorate|
|July 2005 – July 2009||Shanghai, Head of Trade|
|Sept 2004 – May 2005||Language training|
|July 2001 – July 2004||Dhaka, Head of Trade and Investment|
|1997 – 2001||FCO, Security Directorate|
|1993 – 199 7||Seoul, Vice Consul|
|1990 – 1993||Karachi, Deputy Management Officer|
|1989 - 1990||FCO, European Community Department (Internal)|
|1988 - 1989||FCO, Personnel Services Department|
|1988||Joined the FCO|
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Deputy Head of Mission, Kazakhstan
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.
Previous roles in government
British Deputy High Commissioner Hyderabad
- 2013 to 2017