British Ambassador to Chile

Fiona Clouder


Fiona joined the FCO in 2001 from the Research Councils, where her work included international science policy. She led the FCO’s work on Science and Innovation until 2006.

She then went to India, as Director of Corporate Services, returning to London to work on migration issues. As Deputy Director Americas for the last two years, Ms Clouder has led the FCO’s strategy on Latin America and work on bilateral relations with South America.

Curriculum vitae

Dates Post
Mar 2011 – Apr 2013 FCO, Deputy Director, Americas and Head of South America
Jan 2011 – Mar 2011 FCO, Acting Director, Migration
May 2009 – Jan 2011 FCO, Deputy Director, Migration
May 2006 – Apr 2009 New Delhi, Director, Corporate Services
Apr 2002 – Apr 2006 FCO, Head of Science & Innovation
Oct 2001 – Apr 2002 FCO, Deputy Head of Science & Technology
2001 Joined FCO
Apr 2001 – Oct 2001 BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council), Head of Strategy
May 1997 – Apr 2001 BBSRC, Head of International Relations
Feb 1996 – Apr 1997 UKRO (UK Research Office), Brussels, Head of Office
Mar 1994 – Feb 1996 BBSRC, Deputy Head of International Relations
Sep 1991 – Mar 1994 SERC (Science and Engineering Research Council), Private Secretary to Chairman and Chief Executive
May 1988 – Sep 1991 SERC, Regional Coordinator, Manufacturing Engineering
Sep 1985 – Apr 1988 SERC, Committee Secretary, Physical Sciences

British Ambassador to Chile

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.


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  1. Opening up new links between the UK and Chile in a global world

    • Speech
  2. In celebration of the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

    • Speech
  3. Book launch about WW1 and the Dresden by the Embassy of Germany

    • Speech
  4. Centenary of the rescue by Piloto Pardo of Shackleton's crew

    • Speech
  5. London Metal Exchange at World Copper Conference in Chile

    • Speech
  6. United Kingdom's perspectives post-COP21

    • Speech
  7. Science and innovation represent the future of our economies

    • Speech
  8. Visit to Chile of CASS Business School of City University

    • Speech
  9. Magna Carta – 800 Years of Freedom for Today

    • Speech
  10. Ambassador's speech onboard HMS Dragon in Chile

    • Speech