Deputy Head of Mission, Poland

David Reed MBE

David Reed MBE

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Biography

David was appointed DHM in Warsaw in August 2017.

He joined the FCO in 2003, having worked previously in the City of London as a lawyer. His first posting was to the British High Commission in Nicosia, Cyprus where he focused on settlement negotiations. In London, he has worked in both the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Cabinet Office, where he focused on EU affairs. Before arriving to Poland, David worked for four years at the British Embassy Paris, where he was responsible for justice and home affairs co-operation.

David speaks fluent French. He is married to Susan and has two children.

Deputy Head of Mission, Poland

The Deputy Head of Mission is a senior diplomat and typically an important 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.