Andrew Staunton has been Deputy Head of Mission in Athens since October 2013. Before taking up his posting in Greece, Andrew served for 4 years as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Dublin.
His previous work includes serving as Deputy Director for Security in the FCO, heading the Political Section at the British High Commission in Ottawa, negotiating air services agreements and liaising with the UK aerospace and defence industry, and he has also served in Bucharest, Strasbourg and Beijing.
Andrew studied at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. He is married with a son and a daughter.
Deputy Head of Mission, Greece
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.