British Ambassador to Afghanistan

Dominic Jermey CVO, OBE


Dominic Jermey has been British Ambassador to Afghanistan since February 2016. This is the third time he has served in Afghanistan.

Dominic Jermey’s previous role was the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) International Counter Extremism Co-ordinator. Before that he was the Chief Executive of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). UKTI is the government organisation that supports UK businesses internationally, and attracts foreign direct investment.

Dominic was appointed an OBE in 2001 and CVO in 2010.

Dominic’s previous roles include:

  • Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (2010 to 2014)
  • Acting Chief Executive of UKTI (2009)
  • Head of UKTI Defence and Security Organisation (2008)
  • Deputy Ambassador in Madrid and Director of UKTI (2004 to 2007)
  • Leading the UK’s tsunami response in Phuket (2005)
  • Head of the FCO’s Consular Crisis Department (2003)
  • Charge d’Affaires ad interim, Kabul, (2002)
  • Head of Afghanistan Department (2001 to 2002)
  • UK’s Representative to the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (2000)
  • UK representative to the Warring Factions (1997 to 1999)

Dominic has also served in the Balkans and Pakistan, and as head of the FCO’s UN Peacekeeping Team.

Dominic joined the FCO in 1993 from an investment bank.

British Ambassador to Afghanistan

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. Chief Executive, UK Trade & Investment

    • 2014 to 2015
  2. British Ambassador to United Arab Emirates

    • 2010 to 2014