Colin Gray joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2008. He has previously worked in the British Embassy to the Republic of Korea and has served as Deputy Head of Mission and Consul General in Lima since September 2017.
A former journalist, Colin has spent much of his career working in communications, and holds an Advanced Certificate in Public Relations from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Colin’s most recent post in London saw him lead the UN team, where he oversaw coordination of Security Council business, UN reform and the annual UN General Assembly. He has also worked on EU business as Desk Officer for Gibraltar.
Colin is from Perth, Scotland. He speaks English, Korean and Spanish. He is married and has a daughter.
Deputy Head of Mission, Peru
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.