British Ambassador to the Philippines

Daniel Pruce


Daniel Pruce was appointed as Ambassador to the Philippines in August 2017. Previously he was Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Madrid from 2012 to 2016 and British Embassy in Bangkok from 2008 to 2012.

Before that he worked in the Europe Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, heading the department that dealt with internal EU issues, including economic reform and the EU’s institutions. He was also responsible for strategic communications on the EU, including the Lisbon Treaty.

From 2004 until 2005 Daniel was the Programme Director of the FCO’s change programme (the “Organisation Project”). This included restructuring the FCO in London and overseas.

Daniel was seconded to the Prime Minister’s Press Office in 10 Downing Street from 2002 to 2004, responsible for briefing journalists on foreign, defence and development issues and accompanying the then Prime Minister Tony Blair on his visits overseas.

He has twice worked in the UK’s Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels. First dealing with the closing stages of the GATT Uruguay Round negotiations (1993-1996), then as British Spokesman on EU issues from 1999 to 2001.

Daniel was seconded to NATO HQ during the Kosovo crisis in 1999. During this period Daniel also spent time in Macedonia, working with the NATO communications team.

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British Ambassador to the Philippines

The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.

Previous roles in government

  1. Deputy Head of Mission, Spain

    • 2012 to 2016