Edward Ferguson has been Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina since August 2014.
He came to Sarajevo from London, where he was the Head of Strategy at the UK Ministry of Defence, responsible for long-term planning in preparation for the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.
In previous roles, he spent two years overseeing and shaping the UK’s military contribution in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and worked as Private Secretary to three Secretaries of State for Defence, advising them on defence equipment, counter-terrorism and operations in Iraq, where in 2006 he completed a deployment as the political adviser to a British commander. He has also had responsibility for the UK’s bilateral defence relationships with the United States, Canada and Western Europe.
He has a First Class degree in Classics from Trinity College, Oxford, and an MSc with Distinction in Diplomacy and Strategy from the London School of Economics.
Edward is married to Caroline and has three young children, Henry, Tessa, and Hermione. He enjoys singing, theatre, long walks and a good book. He is looking forward to exploring Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to learning to ski again whilst in Sarajevo.
British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina
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.