Deputy Head of Mission, Uzbekistan

David Spires

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Biography

David joined the FCO in 1980 and has spent the majority of his career working overseas in a wide range of posts and roles.

He has worked in a number of posts in Latin America as well as Europe and Asia. Most recently he has served as Deputy high Commissioner in Belize, Consular Regional Director for Central/Latin America and as Deputy Head of Mission in Belarus.

He has worked in areas as diverse as Immigration, Human Rights, Development, Consular, Crisis Planning & Trade Policy.

Deputy Head of Mission, Uzbekistan

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.