Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Phnom Penh

Cashel Gleeson

Cashel Gleeson

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Biography

Cashel Gleeson started as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy Phnom Penh in June 2016. He joined Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service in 2012, and has served in London and Baghdad. In London, he worked in the FCO’s Counter Proliferation Department and worked specifically on chemical weapons and was then Private Secretary to Lord Gregory Barker in his role as Minister for Business Engagement with India. He was then posted in Baghdad from 2014 to 2016 where he worked in the political team. Prior to joining the service, Cashel studied law and gained a Master’s Degree in International Law and Human Rights.

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Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Phnom Penh

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.